The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords

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List Criteria: 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

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


    Value-Added

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    Going Forward is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords


    Going Forward

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    Reach Out is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords


    Reach Out

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    Paradigm is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords


    Paradigm

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    Make It Happen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords


    Make It Happen

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


    Onboarding

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    Diversity is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords


    Diversity

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    Circle Back is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords

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    Circle Back

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    Synergasm is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords


    Synergasm

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    Industry Best Practice is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords

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    Industry Best Practice

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    Come to Jesus Moment is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords


    Come to Jesus Moment

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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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    Thought Leadership is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords


    Thought Leadership

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


    Takeaway

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

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    Transparency

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    Offshoring is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords


    Offshoring

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    Scalable is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords


    Scalable

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    Get Your Ducks in a Row is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords

    added by Dismalhead
    Get Your Ducks in a Row

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    Mission Critical is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords


    Mission Critical Hyperbole much?

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    Right Sizing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords

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    Right Sizing

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    Pain Point is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords


    Pain Point

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    At the End of the Day is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords

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    At the End of the Day

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    Upwording is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords


    Upwording Making up buzzwords

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    Drill Down is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords

    added by Dismalhead
    Drill Down

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    Let's Talk About This Offline is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords

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    Let's Talk About This Offline

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    Cloud is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords

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    Cloud "we have to move to the Cloud to be more competitive" 

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    Stakeholders is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords

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    Stakeholders

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    My Perception Is Your Reality is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords

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    My Perception Is Your Reality Navy

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    Crowdsourcing is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords


    Crowdsourcing

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    Ideate is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords


    Ideate

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    Collaborative Consumption is listed (or ranked) 36 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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    Deliverable is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords


    Deliverable

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    Eyeballs is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords


    Eyeballs We need more eyeballs on it

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

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    Please Advise

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    Organic Growth is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords


    Organic Growth

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    SoLoMo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords


    SoLoMo Social interaction between commercial entities and consumers through mobile devices

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    ROI is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords


    ROI Return on investment

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    We Can't Boil the Ocean

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    Lessons Learned is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords

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    Lessons Learned

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    Change the Converstion is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords

    added by AnneSmith
    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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    Cradle to Grave

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    Dynamic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords

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    Dynamic

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    ASAP is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords

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    ASAP

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