The Office Sayings You Can’t Stand Anymore
Anyone who has spent any time in an office environment quickly learns just how many sayings and buzzwords get thrown around every day; from “can you stick that in an email?” to “Are we all singing from the same hymn sheet?” it can be enough to send your head spinning.
According to a recent article we read, using office jargon is one of the main ways we annoy our colleagues; the consensus being that we use these terms to try and sound clever or important, when in reality everyone knows you’re full of…
Not only can it lead to confusion but 42% of the 2000 people surveyed believed “Let’s dial it up” meant let’s have a phone call. We posed the question on LinkedIn to find out what sayings wound up you the most.
One user said: “Bluesky thinking gets my goat as it generally leads to 45 mins of worthless imaginary b*ll, followed by some mutual backslapping as we all agree we have made lots of progress…..but just not towards solving the problem at hand.”
Another one said they’d had enough with the phrase “there’s too many people working in silos & not reaching out to one other.”
Other hated phrases included; “Let’s run it up the flagpole to see if it will fly”, “We need to push the envelope” and “We need to loop back and create a more holistic, cradle to grave approach”
So if you’ve ever been in a situation where you’ve thought people need to ‘think outside the box’ to come up with new ways of communicating in the office then be sure to let us know or just ‘put that in an email’ for us…
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