Jargon and How to Avoid It - Sharing Science
No matter what field we're in, we pepper our work conversations with jargon. It comes as second nature, so we don't even recognize we're doing it. But outside the electric utility industry (or any industry/professional/trade/craft), there's a whole lot of people who don't understand what it means. The linked article from the American Geophysical Union discusses how to recognize and avoid jargon. Avoiding jargon may not matter much in your day-to-day duties at the utility, but it does when you're trying to communicate with people outside of the field.
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