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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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241 65
Synergy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Synergy

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223 59
Take Ownership is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Take Ownership

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207 69
Proactive is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Proactive

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160 55
Value-Added is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Value-Added

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208 70
Going Forward is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Going Forward

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127 46
Make It Happen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Make It Happen

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139 53
Reach Out is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Reach Out

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132 59
Paradigm is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Paradigm

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114 44
Onboarding is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Onboarding

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134 57
Low Hanging Fruit is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Dismalhead added Low Hanging Fruit

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172 68
Diversity is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Diversity

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81 36
Circle Back is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
augie added Circle Back

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133 60
Synergasm is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Synergasm

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96 35
Thought Leadership is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Thought Leadership

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77 31
Industry Best Practice is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
malinis101 added Industry Best Practice

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108 53
Face Time is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Face Time

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124 73
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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81 37
Takeaway is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Takeaway

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101 53
Get Your Ducks in a Row is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Dismalhead added Get Your Ducks in a Row

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87 37
At the End of the Day is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Chris Abraham added At the End of the Day

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76 35
Transparency is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
MelindaDeerBohnett added Transparency

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94 43
Mission Critical is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Mission Critical Hyperbole much?

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89 52
Scalable is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Scalable

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87 52
Offshoring is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Offshoring

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52 20
Let's Talk About This Offline is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
RandiEichenbaumv added Let's Talk About This Offline

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67 44
Right Sizing is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
JimJenkins added Right Sizing

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68 47
Drill Down is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Dismalhead added Drill Down

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56 32
My Perception Is Your Reality is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
My Perception Is Your Reality Navy

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69 38
Upwording is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Upwording Making up buzzwords

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73 49
Pain Point is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Pain Point

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65 47
Cloud is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
gwyden added Cloud "we have to move to the Cloud to be more competitive" 

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54 24
Stakeholders is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
cliffweathers added Stakeholders

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65 35
Ideate is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Ideate

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65 37
Crowdsourcing is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Crowdsourcing

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54 36
Please Advise is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
augie added Please Advise

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54 38
Organic Growth is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Organic Growth

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69 38
Deliverable is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Deliverable

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48 34
Collaborative Consumption is listed (or ranked) 39 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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57 43
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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48 41
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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29 18
Empowerment is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
ToddJohnson added Empowerment

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19 13
Wheelhouse is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Beetnik added Wheelhouse

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20 11
Dynamic is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Stargirl803 added Dynamic

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57 49
ROI is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
ROI Return on investment

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28 16
Change the Converstion is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
AnneSmith added 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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13 6
Task Orientated is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Steve Downs added Task Orientated

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32 22
Lessons Learned is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Bubbles added Lessons Learned

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12 6
On Your Radar is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
JillNan added On Your Radar

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12 7
Cradle to Grave is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Charlie Hill added Cradle to Grave