Business

How Clean Language Benefits Organisations By Improving Communication

Poor communication is one of the most costly and frustrating problems in organisations. Misunderstandings and misinterpretations abound – especially when communicating under stress, across cultures and among different stakeholders. The results can vary from the time-consuming and irritating to the truly catastrophic. A small but fast-increasing number of businesses and professionals are using the practical …

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Should I Use “Proper Powerpoint”?

I’m in a dilemma. Should I use “proper Powerpoint” for my Virtual Team Building talk at Agile By Example tomorrow? I was pretty determined to do so, changing my strong preference for flipchart-only. It seemed like a no-brainer: I’m talking about metaphor, and using visuals; these Agile enthusiasts are passionate about visualising everything; therefore I …

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Is Clean Language Like The “5 Whys” Technique?

“Is Clean Language like the “5 Whys” technique?” I was asked at a recent event. “Not much,” was my immediate response. But the question deserves a longer answer. And that answer probably begins with a Clean Language question: “What kind of whys are those 5 Whys?” As NLPers know, “why?” is a very imprecise question. …

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