So, to save you from reading the Dan Pink article, the challenge he finishes off with is a useful one.
“So try an experiment. For the next seven days, go monolingual and speak only human at work. Don’t say anything to your boss, your staff, your teammate, your supplier or your customer that you wouldn’t say to your spouse or your friend.
It might startle people at first. But I suspect that they’ll reply in the same vernacular – and you might start actually understanding each other and getting something done.”
What a refreshing place that would be to work if everyone spoke to each other like that… go on… take on the challenge, we dare you.