On TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms)

This is awesome (and hilarious):


I like this the most:

The key test for an acronym is to ask whether it helps or hurts communication.

This is entirely true as most acronyms, especially in the business world, have almost no use outside of making the person saying it think that they are sounding intelligent when everyone else knows they are just being annoying (or some other more derogatory sentiment).

I appreciate his comment about how this can impact morale and productivity for new employees, those who are trying to learn the new vernacular but may be too anxious to ask a simple question that may make them appear stupid (which is almost never the case).

Onboarding your great hires should be done with thought, precision, and a focus on productivity, not indoctrinating them on things that have very little value.