Overused Office Jargon

  • FitSmallBusiness has come out with their list of the most overused workplace expressions of 2018, and their meanings 
  • Phrases include “Let’s Circle Back,” “Marinate on That” and “It is What It Is.”

We recently told you about a survey that revealed the office phrases that annoy most people, and now a new report has another take on the subject. FitSmallBusiness has come out with their list of the most overused workplace expressions of 2018, and their meanings, in the hopes it will get some people to realize they sound ridiculous.

Most Overused office expression of 2018 include:

  • Let's Circle Back – What it really means: "I don't have an answer for you, leave me alone now."
  • Shift The Paradigm – "You need to change the way you think."
  • Ping, Me, Or I'll Ping You – "I don't care. Just send me a message."
  • Marinate On That - "We're not sure what's going on, so let's think about it longer."
  • Not My Domain – "Not my problem."
  • Let's Create Synergy - "You better work together."
  • It's In The Pipeline – "It's not ready yet."
  • It Is What It Is - "I don't know how else to put this, and I don't care, end of story."
  • You Need To Own It – "You need to take responsibility – but not the credit."
  • You Need to Make Headway – "Make yourself productive already."
  • At The End Of The Day… - "Thanks for your point, but mine is the only one that matters."
  • Steer The Ship – "The bosses don't want to do their jobs so it's your job now."
  • Moving Forward – "Don't ever do whatever you did that way again."
  • Let's Pivot - "That didn't work, so we're going in a new direction now.

Source: FitSmallBusiness

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