Phase I - 5 - Communication - Use A Common Language

This is a Request For Comments about how to structure doctrine in terms of microdoctrine (a pattern language for implementing and learning doctrine)

Phase: Stop Self Harm
Category: Communication
Principle: Use A Common Language

The governance system must provide a mechanism for coordination and engagement between groups. This requires a mechanism of shared learning. An example of shared learning would be discovery and dissemination of good practice. To achieve this, we must have a common language. Collaboration without a common language is only noise before failure.

Consider these first:
Understand What Is Being Considered

Illustrative description:
Maps allow people with different aptitudes to work together. For example, marketing, operations, finance, and IT can create a common understanding.

Detailed description:
Use Maps instead of using many different ways of explaining the same thing. Use maps between different functions of the business. Use Common Symbols on those maps. Use Common Terms when talking about maps.

Use Maps
Use Common Symbols
Use Common Terms

Consider next:
Challenge Assumptions

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