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    ‘Blue-sky thinking’, ‘pinging emails’ and ‘drilling down’ have been named as some of the most annoying office phrases – according to a new poll.
    Jargon clichés such as ‘running something up the flagpole’, ‘thinking outside the box’ and ‘taking something offline’, also featured prominently.
    Nearly eight in ten, 79%, of office workers also confessed to using at least two examples of cringeworthy office jargon each day.
    Other examples of management speak which made workers see red included ‘on my radar’, singing from the same hymn-sheet’, and ‘low hanging fruit’.

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    scalable
    spitballing
    incentivize
    monetize
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    let's unpack this
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    "Going forward" is one of my pet hates. It is used far too often.

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    To leverage, used as a verb.

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    Oh yes! I questioned this many years ago when I first came across it in a book I was proof reading. I was told it was acceptable business language.

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    "On a daily (weekly, monthly, etc.) basis"--Four words when just one of them works perfectly well, thank you.

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    Pattypans, the same with "At this moment in time" = "Now."
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    "Do more with less" I hated when the boss suggested that we increase output with fewer resources. To me, this is another way of saying we were under-performing. We're going to cut your grocery budget in half, but we want you to come home with more groceries than you did before the cut. Nonsense!!

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    Isn't that also the mantra that precedes downsizing the workforce?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Wizard View Post
    "Do more with less" I hated when the boss suggested that we increase output with fewer resources. To me, this is another way of saying we were under-performing. We're going to cut your grocery budget in half, but we want you to come home with more groceries than you did before the cut. Nonsense!!
    Mr. Wiz., I think the office jargon that you are looking for which applies here, is that the boss didn't think the workforce was................................ "COST EFFECTIVE." lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Islander View Post
    Pattypans, the same with "At this moment in time" = "Now."
    Yes! Often not even 'now' is needed, as the verb tense conveys the time. "I'm writing a post." "I teach English." etc.

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    Direct, succinct, concise. Exacty!
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    Islander, you must be thinking "Is that you, Pattypans?" LOL

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