What corporate lingo irks you the most? by QuestionGuy August 2, 2022, 5:31 pm What corporate lingo irks you the most? What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote AskAskMecorporateirkslingoQuestion and Answer See more Previous article TIL about The Ugly Americans a large street gang and organized crime group based in Cape Flats area of Cape Town. The Americans is corporate body for many smaller gangs in Cape Town. Next article University of York releases 500 years of city family history 38 Comments Leave a Reply We’re a family here…. fuck outta here with that shit. 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Log in to Reply “Outside the box.” This never means “creative ideas.” It almost always means “Rephrase the same shit we’ve been doing.” Log in to Reply Leveraging diversity Log in to Reply Human Capital How can you objectify a person more? Log in to Reply multi-level-marketing. it’s just a way that bogus companies try to dance around the fact that they are illegal pyramid schemes, and they’re “employees” are their real customers. Log in to Reply Whenever they say anything increases collaboration Log in to Reply Work hard, play hard communities of practice all hands meeting Log in to Reply Synergy… Log in to Reply Circle back. At the end of the day. Deliverables. Chicken-and-egg problem. Take it offline. To clarify. And perhaps the most crippling: “that’s how we’ve always done it.” Log in to Reply The word salad that is woke euphemisms. They are a waste of time. Log in to Reply Meetings. Punctuality. Log in to Reply Save the date!! Log in to Reply Acronyms for everything, like we get it Robert… you want to sound cool yet nobody follows a word you’re saying. Log in to Reply “Noted with thanks.” Usually it ends up being forgotten or ignored anyway. Log in to Reply Be flexible. Log in to Reply “Workation”. It’s treated as this shiny new thing—”look, you can work from your dream location now”—but in reality it just means slaving your soul out from a pretty place you don’t even get to enjoy because you have to be available 24/7. Drives me up the wall every time I hear it. Log in to Reply My company refuses to say negative things like problems or issues. They day “headwinds” We had a big survey and pay was the major factor and our CEO talked about how “Labor pushback contributed to compensation headwinds” Log in to Reply Pivot. Pivot. Pivot! PIVOT! Also, looping back around. Both are just ways of avoiding difficult topics. Probably the very topics that a meeting would actually be valuable for, even. Instead they “pivot” to easier topics, that usually could have been an email. Log in to Reply “Team Player” It is a fancy way of saying you will be taking on more responsibilities than your job description without additional compensation. Learn to set boundaries quick or you will be taken advantage of. Log in to Reply ‘Realize’. We need to realize this goal. Stop talking like that people. Log in to Reply Ooooh ‘level set.’ Had never heard the term even a couple years ago, but now it’s a constant refrain. It’s almost completely replaced ‘get on the same page.’ Also get annoyed with overuse of ‘stakeholder.’ It’s ok in moderation but don’t go overboard. Log in to Reply Help is on the way … ps. Check out the geico thread and see how the help will never come Log in to Reply Take it offline. It doesn’t make any sense to me because all it means is they’re going to set up a separate virtual meeting. It’s all still online. Unless they’re going to come out to my house or fly out to the office during the days I’m there, it’s basically all online. Even for people who still go to the office at my company and who are there on the days I am, it’s almost always a virtual meeting. In person is rare these days. Log in to Reply CIRCLE BACK always makes me cringe. Log in to Reply “We work hard and play harder” AKA everyone is an alcoholic to cope with working 60-80 hours a week in a salaried sales position Log in to Reply Hi-pri and lo-pri. Just say the whole word — priority. Also, I appreciated the place I worked that acknowledged that low priority meant “version never.” At least you knew where things stood. Log in to Reply Right-sizing. That just means firing people to save money. Log in to Reply 1. there is more than one way to skin a cat 2. calling a to-do list/agenda a “tickler” Log in to Reply Reading this thread gave a shiver. So glad not in big corporation anymore. Good luck to you all. Log in to Reply Elon musk’s kid Log in to Reply The term multi tasking! There was a study done a while ago, the people who touted being good at it were less productive than the folks who fully concentrated on one task at a time! Log in to Reply Stopping using “utilize” and just use the word “use”. Log in to Reply This might only occur within left-leaning nonprofits/universities, but I really dislike “in solidarity” or “in community” as an email sign off. I believe in the power of solidarity, love it truly, but your email has jack shit to do with solidarity with me or anyone else, it’s just requesting some random paperwork. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.