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Challenge: List 5 words/terms/phrases your team should have a shared understanding of.

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Are you aligned with your team on a shared vocabulary?

Communication is critical to the success of a team and having a shared vocabulary is an important part which helps teams communicate effectively, move forward faster, and build trust within and across teams. When there isn't a common understanding of the vocabulary there is ambiguity, misunderstanding, and confusion.

One word can mean different things to different people because of factors such as:

  • age
  • culture
  • experience
  • knowledge
  • education

Vocabularies can be related to the team, company, product, or even industry which you work in.


Your Challenge:

  1. Name 5 words which your team must have a shared understanding of?_
  2. Share your 5 words with your team to see if everyone is on the same page about the meanings for those words.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this.

Cheers! :)

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