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Office jargon that mangles the language, signifies nothing, and is repeated
ad nauseam is one of the banes of corporate culture. And there is no way
to escape it, because it can be heard everywhere.

A 2019 survey conducted in the U.K. by Glassdoor asked
respondents to list the office jargon they most hated. The
top 10, in order, were "touch base," "no-brainer," "punch a
puppy," "game changer," "pick it up and run with it," "we're
on a journey," "lipstick on a pig," "run it up the flagpole," "if
you don't like it, get off the bus," and "mission statement."
Source: statista.com

Acronyms and inexplicable abbreviations can annoy and
befuddle businesspeople. They might shorten up a phrase,
but they also can spark long faces. Professionals surveyed
in 2019 by TrustRadius cited KPI (key performance
indicator), BAU (business as usual), and EOB (end of
business) as being particularly loathsome.
Source: trustradius.com

Go.Verizon.com surveyed 1,000 men and women in the
workforce, who reached a consensus that the most annoying
example of corporate jargon is the phrase "analysis paralysis."
However, they were also asked what phrases they most liked
to hear in the office. These favored phrases included "the big
picture," "bring to the table," and "go all in." Go figure.
Source: theladders.com

If you find yourself in a business office in Germany and
are met by blank stares when you invoke the cliché
"You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs,"
consider switching to the German equivalent, which is
"Wo gehobelt wird, da fallen Späne." It literally means
"Where you plane wood, the chips fall."
Source: nbcnews.com

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