The Most Annoying Buzzwords Used At Work |
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From game changers and no-brainers to mission statements and blue sky thinking, office life comes with its fair share of superfluous terminology. And now you can find out if you're guilty of the odd bit of corporate jargon because jobs site Glassdoor has discovered the UK’s most hated office buzzwords...

Touch Base

To meet in person and talk about a specific issue

Blue Sky Thinking

Creative thinking that breaks away from confined, ordinary ideas

We're On A Journey

Suggesting a team has not reached its mission but is on its way

Game Changer

Something that dramatically changes assumptions about how things are done


Something immediately obvious or irrefutably a good idea

Thought Shower

A meeting to freely discuss new ideas in their early stages

Run It Up The Flagpole

To trail or present an idea to see what kind of reaction it gets

If You Don't Like It Get Off The Bus

Suggestion that someone should just leave a company if they're not happy

Mission Statement

An assertion of values and motivations with regard to a company and its work

Pick It Up And Run With It

Continuing with a project that was started by someone else

Punch A Puppy

To do something horrible for the long-term good of the company

Let's Get Our Ducks In A Row

To fix different interests, parties and priorities in preparation for an event


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