The workplace is awash with cliches and meaningless jargon. Our US colleagues at AccountingWEB.com pinpoint a few of the worst offenders.
The workplace is overwrought with cliches, buzzwords and industry jargon, often leading to a 'disconnect' between coworkers (i.e. you have no idea what they're saying, but you nod and smile anyway). 'Viral' terms and phrases like these are among the most overused in the office, according to a recent Accountemps survey.
In a poll of 150 senior US executives from the country's 1,000 largest companies, executives were asked, "What is the most annoying or overused phrase or buzzword in the workplace today?" Their responses included:
- Leverage: As in, 'we intend to leverage our investment in IT infrastr...