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Started by Thursday's_Child, September 26, 2019, 08:37:56 AM

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mythbuster

"I am a skilled collaborator, as well as an effective cross functional communicator."

Is this like crossing the streams in Ghostbusters?

apl68

Quote from: mythbuster on September 14, 2023, 01:03:40 PM"I am a skilled collaborator, as well as an effective cross functional communicator."

Is this like crossing the streams in Ghostbusters?

That looked odd to me too.  However, I suspected that it might be a trendy piece of business/organizational jargon.  So I did a quick online search, and sure enough it turns out to be a thing.  I've found this definition of it:

Quote"The communication between two operational teams in working towards a common outcome is called cross-functional communication."

Looks like we may have to put up with this one for at least a few years before it falls out of fashion.
For our light affliction, which is only for a moment, works for us a far greater and eternal weight of glory.  We look not at the things we can see, but at those we can't.  For the things we can see are temporary, but those we can't see are eternal.

mythbuster

You got it apl68. This is in a student resume. Since it's for a resume in the sciences, jargon like this actively hurts the student. It takes quite a while for them to realize that skills in science are concrete and not the buzzwords from the business community.

ciao_yall

Quote from: apl68 on September 15, 2023, 07:42:12 AM
Quote from: mythbuster on September 14, 2023, 01:03:40 PM"I am a skilled collaborator, as well as an effective cross functional communicator."

Is this like crossing the streams in Ghostbusters?

That looked odd to me too.  However, I suspected that it might be a trendy piece of business/organizational jargon.  So I did a quick online search, and sure enough it turns out to be a thing.  I've found this definition of it:

Quote"The communication between two operational teams in working towards a common outcome is called cross-functional communication."

Looks like we may have to put up with this one for at least a few years before it falls out of fashion.

One person's jargon may be another person's daily use. I have used cross-functional communication in business for years to describe the coordination between two or more different business functions, such as sales, marketing, finance, engineering...

apl68

Quote from: mythbuster on September 15, 2023, 08:30:17 AMYou got it apl68. This is in a student resume. Since it's for a resume in the sciences, jargon like this actively hurts the student. It takes quite a while for them to realize that skills in science are concrete and not the buzzwords from the business community.

Good thing you're there to point that out to the student, then.

Ciao_yall indicates that in another context "cross-functional communication" is apparently a legitimate term.  I suppose it goes to illustrate the importance of learning what flies and what doesn't in different fields.
For our light affliction, which is only for a moment, works for us a far greater and eternal weight of glory.  We look not at the things we can see, but at those we can't.  For the things we can see are temporary, but those we can't see are eternal.

AmLitHist

It's the little things in life that really make an in pack on us.

marshwiggle

Quote from: AmLitHist on September 21, 2023, 03:41:51 PMIt's the little things in life that really make an in pack on us.

Maybe the big things in life make an out pack on us?
It takes so little to be above average.

FishProf

Remember:  Pack it in; Pack it out.
I'd rather have questions I can't answer, than answers I can't question.

evil_physics_witchcraft

Pack it up. Pack it in? Let me begin?

onehappyunicorn

Pack it up, pack it in,take it out to the bin.

evil_physics_witchcraft

Stu has a project on terraforming Mercury. This gem is nestled in stu's discussion:

"I can conclude this planet is a rock."

Um, ok...

waterboy

And what did they offer as evidence?
"I know you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure that what you heard was not what I meant."

evil_physics_witchcraft

Here's another one:

"The terrain of Venus is relatively smooth with two continent like fetuses named Ishtar and Aphrodite."

evil_physics_witchcraft

Quote from: waterboy on December 03, 2023, 05:22:01 PMAnd what did they offer as evidence?

The student mentioned that a website stated: "Mercury is composed of approximately 70% metallic and 30% silicate material."

So, yeah... rock! :)

fleabite

Quote from: evil_physics_witchcraft on December 03, 2023, 06:23:58 PMHere's another one:

"The terrain of Venus is relatively smooth with two continent like fetuses named Ishtar and Aphrodite."

This is superb! You made my day.