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'Take this mission statement back and rewrite it. More mumbo and less jumbo.'
'I don't like this part. 'Please find enclosed the inclusion of my enclosure'.'
"So from the top. If they need urgent help it's form AC/765c, criticl interventions are CV/U657's and..."
"Our sales have slumped so much, we now have a couch for them."
Tags:salesmen, salesman, salespeople, salesperson, sales report, sales reports, sales slump, sales slumps, business jargon, business language, couch, couchs, sofa, sofas, sales target, sales targets, economic downturn, economic downturns, recession, recessions, settee, settees, sales chart, sales charts, sales graph, sales graphs
"Effective communications with clients is essential so we've come up with some mandatory training to practise drilling down to identify core interpersonal information...."
"HR would likes us to remove any reference to 'compassion' from the job description and replace it with 'a qualification in client facing communication and empathy management skills'!"
"Things are getting desperate...we have to do something!"
"In order to facilitate the maximisation of our human capital resources..."
Tags:management speak, management language, corporate jargon, business jargon, business language, business talk, business pitch, business pitches, manager, managers, management, managements, corporate culture, corporate environment, communication, communications, pretension, pretensions, pretentious
"There have been a few changes while you were on holiday!"
"Senior staff may have to be prepared to be flexible."
"He's been told he has to cut down on using meaningless 'management speak'...which is causing him a lot of problems...as it's the only language he knows!"
'They've been in there all day writing the job description.'
'I know it's a lot of money but we can't avoid it any longer.'
Tags:corporate language, corporate jargon, business language, business jargon, management speak, management language, manager, managers, management, managements, translation, translations, translator, translators, translating, communication, communications, communicating, employee, employees, employer, employers
'So it's incumbent upon all staff to restate their personal dialogue...'
'Don't you all feel energised, full of enthusiasm for the future!'
'I knew I should have learnt more management speak!'
"On task! On task, you huskies!"
"Bert, I'm confused. What happens after we circle the wagons, tighten our belts and walk a mile in our customer's shoes? Is that when the chickens come home to roost?"
'He managed to think himself into the box !'
Bureau of Buzzwords
"Blah blah-blah, duh blah diddily uumph...Read that back to me please, Stephanie."
Tags:businessmen, businessman, secretary, dictations, dictating, memo, memos, boss, executive, exec, execs, ceo, corporate jargon, business jargon, corporate language, business language, secretaries, dictation, bosses, executives, ceos, corporations, corporate, companies, office, office speak, jargon
"I thought a sea change was metaphoric."
"Taylor must be taking yoga. How else could he get his foot in his mouth so easily?"
"You should have anticipated some push back!"
'When you write up a prospectus for our new fund, keep using the word 'derivative'. Nobody knows what it means but the fund will look very hi-tech.'