Share Tweet Share Ultimate List Of Corporate Jargon I DO NOT Miss From The Office Anybody who has worked in an office environment will have had some ‘interesting’ conversations with team members, senior managers and colleagues alike. At the same time you’ve probably overheard some conversations while trying to work which have left you hand over face in dismay. The office environment does this to us all. You are not alone in this plight! One of things I miss most about the office environment is my friends and socialising on a daily basis. It’s a real downside to the home office that typically day to day you don’t socialise in person. In the same breath however those social creatures I miss from the office also become your worst enemy, especially when it comes down to corporate jargon. If you’ve worked in the corporate business world then you will know it’s a sucker for ‘bullshit’ terminology. The type of statements which make you smile inside in a meeting or make you shudder slightly. It’s a love/hate relationship. But like everything, these terms become common statements, buzzwords almost which you HAVE to say. In the end you are swallowed up whole by the terminology and you feel yourself saying them too, almost robot like. I have to admit I have been known to spit out these lines from time to time in the ‘moment’ and then wash my mouth out later through utter dismay. So in true Generation Y rebellious fashion I want to create and ULTIMATE list of the best terms used throughout the corporate world. You know those terms which just roll off the tongue in a meeting and are like putty in a senior manager’s hand. Here are the terms which I DO NOT miss from the office: Leverage Resource (used for a person) Value add Touch base Team player Taking it ‘offline’ Strategy Totally on board Think outside the box Brand loyalty War room Who is on the call? Going forward Quick wins User friendly Core customer base Ball Park ROI Are we all on the same page? Restructuring Holistic Mentor e + word (why do we put the word e on things to become cutting edge?) Shoot me an email Transition to web Core competencies Deliverables Lessons learned Benchmark Round table discussion Churn rate Face time Back to back meetings Working lunch Synergy Moving Forward Deep Dive Drill Down New Additions Blue Sky Thinking On A Journey Bandwidth (When referring to person/teams rather than internet) Aligned / fully aligned “Reach out” / “Connect” when you mean “send and email” Quick and dirty OK chaps .. so, next steps Engaging with stakeholders Driving Out Clarity Work Stream Brain Dump Top-down thinking pyramid chart Revert No brainer Putting the toothpaste back in the tube. It’s a chicken or egg situation Low-hanging fruit Methodologies ASAP End of play Close of play Hustle Double Down Paradigm Knock something up Pull something together Land ‘Did the comms land?’ Spurn the churn I need your help! What terms do you hear in your office which really rub you up the wrong way? What corporate jargon do you feel deserve an honourable mention on the list? Please drop me a comment below and ill add them to the list . Thanks!