Corporate Jargon

The other day I was eavesdropping on a presentation someone was giving. It was filled with corporate jargon and made me sad. Sad because I have heard, and even used, some of these terms at my various employers. I’d like it if people would stop using them.

Terms such as:

Synergy

Take it to the next level

Move up a notch

Empower

Think outside the box

It is what it is

Ground zero

Drinking the kool aid

Moving parts

Greatest impact

Give 110%

Bring to the table

Corporate values

Core values

Best practice

There are many more terms that scream corporate jargon.I don’t think that companies really make people feel like their job is adequate enough. It feels as though these words and terms get tossed out there in order to confuse the masses.

At the end of the day, I’m not wanting to buy into those corporate philosophies. But I have to regurgitate them in order to survive in this world, or at least acknowledge these terms- right?