Skip to comments.The MOST irritating office jargon revealed, from 'pinging' emails to 'idea showers'
Posted on 06/02/2017 6:16:54 AM PDT by heterosupremacist
1. Blue-sky thinking
2. Idea shower
3. To action a project
4. Going forward
6. Getting the ball rolling
7. Drill down
8. Out of the loop
9. Thinking outside the box
10. Touch base
11. Singing from the same hymn-sheet
12. Circle back
13. Strategic fit
14. Bottom line
15. Low hanging fruit
17. Play hardball
18. Best practice
19. On my radar
20. Bench mark
21. Value added
22. To run an idea up the flagpole
23. Results driven
25. Game-plan .
26. Hit the ground running
27. Customer centric
28. No i in team
29. Back to the drawing-board
30. Re-inventing the wheel
31. Dot the is and cross the ts
32. Action plan
33. Bells and whistles
34. Moving the goalposts
35. Back of the net
36. On the same page
37. Open door policy
38. To ping an email
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You forgot my personal favorite “paradigm shift”
Take it offline
From the late 90s: “Your call is very important to me...”
Didn’t see “Reach out” during my quick scan of the list.
I absolutely abhor that one.
“We need to ‘touch base’.”
Both of these apply when they are used out of context.
51. Not having enough bandwidth to complete the project
“Reach out” is horrible! Makes me cringe and want to slap someone every time.
I think most of those phrases are highly useful. Sure, styles change, but if they do their job communicating a thought or idea succinctly, that is a good thing.
I know what a guy means when he uses the phrase “paradigm shift”. And it takes a lot more words to communicate the same thought without using those two.
The single phrase that annoys me is “robust”, if only because it is overused. i.e. it is used where it does not really apply. It’s become a sort of marketing term.
I hate ‘proactive’.....................
“shoot me/you an email”
But as a Business Analyst, I use the phrase “scope creep” all the time. Usually I’ll say, as someone wants to add functionality after the development phase has begun, “that sounds kinda scope creepy.” “Scope Creep” communicates a clear position.
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