Tag communication

  You Guys

This is another post you really need to read, if you haven't already, as it makes you really think about the way you communicate. I know a lot of people who use the term 'you guys' as a gender-neutral term, but after reading this article it really helps persuade you that the term is actually not as inclusive as you think. For a couple of years now I've been making an effort to use gender-neutral ways to address groups, and I hope after reading this you will too.

by Jamie Tanna's profile image Jamie Tanna . Tagged with: inclusivity (9) communication (5) .

  https://blog.pragmaticengineer.com/on-writing-well/

Being able to write semi-readable written text with technical terminology is a huge skill, and makes such a difference compared to not being able to write it. I've found that since blogging more, my written language has gotten a lot better, and significantly makes my job easier. I've worked with a number of brilliant engineers who can't explain themselves as well in written forms, which means commit messages and core pieces of documentation are difficult to understand. Remember that you're never going to be the only person reading something, so make your content well thought out, re-read it and ask someone else to read through it to check it's OK.

by Jamie Tanna's profile image Jamie Tanna . Tagged with: communication (5) .