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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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233 61
Synergy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Synergy

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216 56
Take Ownership is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Take Ownership

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198 67
Proactive is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Proactive

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156 53
Value-Added is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Value-Added

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126 44
Make It Happen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Make It Happen

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201 69
Going Forward is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Going Forward

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135 49
Reach Out is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Reach Out

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131 56
Paradigm is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Paradigm

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113 41
Onboarding is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Onboarding

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132 55
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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166 65
Diversity is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Diversity

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130 57
Synergasm is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Synergasm

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77 35
Circle Back is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
augie added Circle Back

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94 33
Thought Leadership is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Thought Leadership

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75 29
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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106 51
Face Time is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Face Time

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123 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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79 35
Takeaway is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Takeaway

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88 48
Scalable is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Scalable

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73 33
Transparency is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
MelindaDeerBohnett added Transparency

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90 41
Mission Critical is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Mission Critical Hyperbole much?

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97 52
Get Your Ducks in a Row is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Dismalhead added Get Your Ducks in a Row

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86 50
Offshoring is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Offshoring

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81 36
At the End of the Day is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Chris Abraham added At the End of the Day

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66 42
Right Sizing is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
JimJenkins added Right Sizing

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47 18
Let's Talk About This Offline is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
RandiEichenbaumv added Let's Talk About This Offline

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66 45
Drill Down is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Dismalhead added Drill Down

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67 36
Upwording is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Upwording Making up buzzwords

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72 46
Pain Point is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Pain Point

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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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53 22
Stakeholders is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
cliffweathers added Stakeholders

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63 45
Cloud is listed (or ranked) 33 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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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
augie added 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
ToddJohnson added Empowerment

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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
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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18 9
Dynamic is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Stargirl803 added Dynamic

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16 11
Wheelhouse is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Beetnik added Wheelhouse

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56 47
ROI is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
ROI Return on investment

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12 4
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 20
Lessons Learned is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Bubbles added Lessons Learned

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11 5
Cradle to Grave is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
Charlie Hill added Cradle to Grave

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38 27
Collaborate is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords
MikeAllen added 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.