Why Does the Corporate World Continue to Mangle Language? asks Alison Maitland
As unemployment soars around the world, we’re hearing a common refrain from the business community: Young people lack the skills needed for the world of work—in particular, how to communicate. Half the managers in a recent survey by the U.K.-based Chartered Management Institute complained of young recruits’ poor communication skills. But who will teach them to speak clearly and concisely? Surely, it won’t be the same business managers, analysts, and internal-communications people who persist in bombarding and baffling us with increasingly mind-numbing management-speak …..
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Published in The Conference Board Review, April 2012