The buzzwords you wish wouldn’t make it into the office

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Published: 9 Mar 2021 9:30

There are phrases in every office that become tiresome after a while, but you just can’t shake them. In every office, you know the main offenders and their most loved phrases. Some have become universal over the years like ‘ping me’ and ‘let’s touch base’!

So, it may come as no surprise that a recent survey found the 10 most hated office buzzwords, are yours on there?

1.    Let's touch base - 40.2%
2.    Thinking outside the box - 38.9%
3.    How long is a piece of string - 28.4%
4.    Run it up the flagpole - 28.2%
5.    Thought shower - 27.5%
6.    Ping me - 25.6%
7.    It's a no-brainer - 25.1%
8.    Park this - 24.9%
9.    FYI - 24.2%
10.  Get all your ducks in a row - 23%

Surprisingly, just over 40% of workers have admitted that they would judge a colleague who regularly used buzzwords in the office. To no surprise, the biggest offenders happen to be employees in marketing, design and electronics!

To read more about the buzzwords we all love to hate in the office, read the full article here.