You shouldn’t need a Rosetta Stone to figure out what each other are saying in your organization.  How many times has a problem surfaced simply because of confusion about the terms being used?

A lot of headaches, time, and expense can be avoided simply by making sure everyone understands what is being said.  Most people, myself included, do not want to interrupt a meeting or look foolish by asking what an acronym or term means.  In my experience, performance improves when everyone understands each other.  If people are using different terms to talk about the same thing, pick one term and agree to use it.

When it comes time to train or retrain your employees it will make things much easier.  Instead of having to explain the meaning of terms or phrases you can focus on the actual purpose for the training.