Londonoffices.com has released a list of the 15 most annoying office buzzwords and there's some absolute shockers on there.
Some of them I've heard being bandied around in the PIE office (yes guys, you know who you are) - but there are some on here that are frankly a complete mystery. Who would demand anyone 'open the kimono' or 'boil the ocean'? What fresh madness is this?
In case (like me) you were wondering, 'opening the kimono' refers to asking someone to reveal information and 'boiling the ocean' means to waste time on a meaningless task. Check out the article from Executive Grapevine below which reveals a number of other complete horrors.
And, by the way, punching the puppy means doing something unpleasant that will nonetheless be good for business. I am simultaneously relieved (for the puppy) and horrified (that people actually say this). Perhaps we should all do some 'blue sky thinking' about how we can rid the workplace of this crap...
But, it begs to be asked, what are the most annoying Buzzword phrases? LondonOffices.com have compiled a list of the 15 most annoying phrases businesses should refrain from adding to their lexicon. Chris Meredith, CEO of LondonOffices.com, comments: “Office jargon has been a part of the corporate model for as long as we can remember, but with more and more people becoming irked and exasperated with deep-rooted boardroom dialect, it seems that 2018 might be the time to ditch these age-old habits and start saying what we really mean.”