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Speak the language
Fitting in means being able to follow the corporate culture...


Cover of The Rules of Work, 2nd Edition


A key element of an organization’s culture is its language—for instance, the jargon or acronyms commonly used by its members. To align your behavior with your organization’s culture, you need to speak the same language. In this lesson, you’ll discover the importance of tuning into an organization’s language and using it to communicate effectively.

In this selection, you’ll notice a reference to “Rule 42” being more important than “Rule 59.” “Rules” are the author’s term for recommendations in the source book. Click on the "The Rules of Work, 2nd Edition" link below this selection for more information about Rule 42.