posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 07:20 AM
Mine are not so much just a word but a hatred (yes that strong) of the "management" lingo that middle managers get when going on their training
courses in a travel lodge in Derby on a wednesday morning...
Heres a few of the "better" ones - and their real meaning, which is easier to say.
Lets touch base: just say talk to me, email me, meet me at 3, whatever, there will no touching anyones base!
Idea Shower: brainstorm, think, do your job?
Not enough bandwidth: too busy - just say you are too busy!
mission critical: Good, because until you mentioned that I thought my task here was pointless.
Heres a funny site with more of these gems
Management Speak - Just no need
Should you need to liven up the next office meeting how about a game of bull**** bingo with these cards:
amazing how people in offices feel this compelling need to out BS each other with ludicrous phrases and words instead of just stating the obvious.
What happened to speaking plainly.
A couple of jobs ago a colleague and I use to score points based on how many phrases and words the boss would roll out showing prospective clients
around the offices, 2Meg 24x7 Pipe was a favourite (just a simple 2Mb broadband line - was 10 years ago! )