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The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords

Updated October 17, 2020 15.6k votes 1.9k voters 76.5k views94 items

List RulesOnly 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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    Synergy

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    88

    Value-Added

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    392
    100

    Take Ownership

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    337
    104

    Reach Out

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    240
    56

    Let's Talk About This Offline

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    275
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    306
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    Circle Back

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    Onboarding

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    316
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    Proactive

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    123

    Outside the Box

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    199
    69

    Takeaway

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    211
    94

    Paradigm

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    190
    76

    Make It Happen

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    299
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    Diversity

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    Pain Point

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    Going Forward

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    Ideate

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    200
    62

    Thought Leadership

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    189
    61

    Industry Best Practice

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    146
    78

    Face Time

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    161
    86

    Get Your Ducks in a Row

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    179
    68

    Transparency

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    156
    73

    Scalable

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    169
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    Drill Down

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    Synergasm