A dead language

I hate bizspeak, always have. Be it Thinking outside of the box, A paradigm shift, Getting ramped up or Step up to the plate, they all offend. The idea that people use common phrases to make themselves sound like they know what they’re talking about drives me nuts. Today’s example heard by the watercooler: They can put that idea out there to change the mindset, but it’s not going to happen overnight. Fantastic. Sometimes during meetings I jot down ridiculous sayings after I hear them mentioned more than once. Recently I listed How can we align ourselves, Let’s define the groups’ ownership, and Drive down that path (over and over and over…). Of course it seems that anytime someone asks a question of an exec, the exec will start his reply with That’s a very good point. Can we start expressing ourselves as individuals again please, or is that something we’ve pushed off for Q2?

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