Ever been told “If You Don’t Like It Get Off The Bus”, when there was no bus to be seen? Or been invited to have a “Thought Shower” with someone you barely know? If you have been left struggling to understand words that have been directed at you at your workplace, chances are you have been well and truly, “office jargoned”. But have no fear, The Daily Cheer is here. As well as putting smiles on the faces of our readers, The Daily Cheer’s “mission statement” (oh no we’ve caught it!) is to help out where we can. So we thought we would publish the results of a survey of 2,000 UK employees which was carried out by job finder Glassdoor to find out which office buzzwords are the most confusing and the most annoying. Below are the 12 buzzwords that came top of the pops or should that be bottom of the pops? 1. Touch base (24%) – To meet in person and talk about a specific issue; 2. Blue Sky Thinking (21%) – Creative thinking that breaks away from confined, ordinary ideas; 3. We’re On a Journey (13%) – Suggesting a team has not reached its mission but is on its way; 4. Game Changer (13%) – Something that dramatically changes assumptions about how things are done; 5. No-brainer (13%) – Something immediately obvious or irrefutably a good idea; 6. Thought Shower (11%) – A meeting to freely discuss new ideas in their early stages; 7. Run It Up The Flagpole (11%) – To trail or present an idea to see what kind of reaction it gets; 8. If You Don’t Like It Get Off The Bus (10%) – Suggestion that someone should just leave a company if they’re not happy; 9. Mission Statement (10%) – An assertion of values and motivations with regard to a company and its work; 10. Pick It Up And Run With It (10%) – Continuing with a project that was started by someone else; 11. Punch A Puppy (9%) – To do something horrible for the long-term good of the company; 12. Let’s Get Our Ducks In A Row (9%) – To fix different interests, parties and priorities in preparation for an event.
August 7, 2017