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Old 04-05-2014, 04:23 PM   #61
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For some reason all hackneyed sports analogies really annoy me. It's like EVERYBODY is supposed to identify with them, when in reality only a subset of people do.

Particularly when used in ED/Viagra ads. I'll never forget whats-his-name "get back in the game!" TMI TMI !!!!!!
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Old 04-05-2014, 04:24 PM   #62
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I remember lots of shifting paradigms when I was working, but that didn't really bug me.

Thankfully, I don't hear much of these buzz phrases nowadays.
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Old 04-05-2014, 04:25 PM   #63
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Me, too. In fact, one should never miss a chance to bring cats into the conversation. Derails all pompousness immediately.

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Old 04-05-2014, 08:50 PM   #64
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Optics. Wrap my head around it. Actionable.
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:08 PM   #65
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It seems like SO is being replaced by LOOK.

LOOK...We've been doing this...
LOOK...the market is going to do this or that.
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:09 AM   #66
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Let's touch base

I have a hard stop

Who's on point

When's our next one on one

Let's get some 360 feedback

Please engage

Thanks for reaching out
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Pulse Check (to check employees morale)

Laser Focused

KPI (key performance indicator) instead of metrics

Circle back
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:35 AM   #68
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Lets do some goal setting

I'll cascade my goals

We are aligned.
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:27 AM   #69
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Let's take it to the next level.

Diversity and inclusivity

The net-net of this is ...
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:22 AM   #70
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:28 AM   #71
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We had a person in the group who always used the latest 'words' ... Which did seem to impress some of the executives. But recently reading about the definition of a psychopath..think he was/is one...and this was a part of his method of manipulation. He constantly used the word 'overarching' ...that was 10 yrs or so ago...still hear it occasionally today.
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Lately, I've been hearing the phrase "Free chicken," as in "We're just free chicken to them."

It seems to mean "Because we already do X as part of our job, and we work with organization Y, Org Y expects us to do all their X work, instead of paying someone else to do X."
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What are some of you favorite (or least favorite) buzzwords from work? Off the top of my head, here's some of mine:

24/7
Push the envelope
Low hanging fruit
Let's take this off-line
Let's reposition into this SPACE.

Holistic.

And of course, the secret to success, " PLASTICS".
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Heh, a friend just tweeted:

I am in a meeting where people say things like "provided her concurrence" rather than "agreed."

Poor guy.
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I hate "does that make any sense" said every third sentence to get you to agree to drivel.
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I hate "does that make any sense" said every third sentence to get you to agree to drivel.

That's a weasel one. They don't actually commit to an opinion.

Make sense?
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:10 PM   #77
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New direction.

Except they don't tell us what the new direction is, though apparently it involves firing almost all the managers.

And employee engagement. Yeah, I'm engaged when I have no idea what's going on day to day and morale is at an all time low.
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Old 04-07-2014, 07:18 PM   #79
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The 3 are despised the most were already mentioned:
110%
Diversity
Utilize

The one I liked to use (sure hope it's not a cliche yet) was "traction" when talking about a strategy to consider.
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Functionality
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