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List Rules Only words or phrases you might hear in an office environment.

Anyone who has ever worked in an office, sat in a meeting, hunched in a cubicle all day or spent a day in a conference room forced to listen to a consultant tell you what you're all doing wrong has heard these words and phrases. And they make you angry inside. So angry. Which are the worst? Which made-up, misused, fake phrase/word would you cut off a limb in order to never hear uttered again? Vote for your most hated, and add anything you think is missing.
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Outside the Box is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Outside the Box

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Synergy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Synergy

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Take Ownership is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Take Ownership

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Proactive is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Proactive

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+ - 152 52
Value-Added is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Value-Added

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+ - 122 43
Make It Happen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Make It Happen

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+ - 196 68
Going Forward is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Going Forward

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+ - 129 47
Reach Out is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Reach Out

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+ - 129 54
Paradigm is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Paradigm

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+ - 109 41
Onboarding is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Onboarding

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Low Hanging Fruit is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords

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Diversity is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Diversity

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+ - 128 57
Synergasm is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Synergasm

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+ - 74 34
Circle Back is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Circle Back

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+ - 91 33
Thought Leadership is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Thought Leadership

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Industry Best Practice is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Industry Best Practice

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Face Time is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Face Time

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+ - 122 71
Come to Jesus Moment is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Come to Jesus Moment

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+ - 78 35
Takeaway is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Takeaway

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+ - 72 32
Transparency is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Transparency

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+ - 85 48
Scalable is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Scalable

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+ - 97 52
Get Your Ducks in a Row is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Get Your Ducks in a Row

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+ - 86 50
Offshoring is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Offshoring

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+ - 88 41
Mission Critical is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Mission Critical Hyperbole much?

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+ - 80 36
At the End of the Day is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
At the End of the Day

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Right Sizing is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Right Sizing

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+ - 46 18
Let's Talk About This Offline is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Let's Talk About This Offline

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+ - 67 36
Upwording is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Upwording Making up buzzwords

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+ - 72 46
Pain Point is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Pain Point

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Drill Down is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Drill Down

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+ - 54 31
My Perception Is Your Reality is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
My Perception Is Your Reality Navy

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Cloud is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Cloud "we have to move to the Cloud to be more competitive" 

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+ - 52 22
Stakeholders is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Stakeholders

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+ - 62 33
Ideate is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Ideate

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+ - 63 36
Crowdsourcing is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Crowdsourcing

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+ - 69 36
Deliverable is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Deliverable

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+ - 52 36
Organic Growth is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Organic Growth

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+ - 47 32
Collaborative Consumption is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Collaborative Consumption A business model in which goods or services are shared, swapped, or rented over networks

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+ - 51 35
Please Advise is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Please Advise

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+ - 56 41
Eyeballs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Eyeballs We need more eyeballs on it

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+ - 28 16
Empowerment is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords

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+ - 46 39
SoLoMo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
SoLoMo Social interaction between commercial entities and consumers through mobile devices

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+ - 28 14
Change the Converstion is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Change the Converstion "Change the conversation" or "start the conversation" seem to be everywhere.  We need to keep the conversation going.  Let's have a conversation about how to have this conversation about the overuse ...

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Dynamic is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Dynamic

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+ - 56 47
ROI is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
ROI Return on investment

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+ - 32 20
Lessons Learned is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Lessons Learned

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+ - 15 11
Wheelhouse is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords

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Task Orientated is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Task Orientated

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+ - 15 9
We Can't Boil the Ocean is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
We Can't Boil the Ocean

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Collaborate is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Collaborate This should be number one! It seems that EVERY business dialog I am forced to be involved in has some yuppie recent grad spewing this annoying buzzword half a dozen times.