A couple of week's ago I wrote a rather ranty piece about the perils of management gobbledegook, and the inherent danger of obfuscating our real meaning in Orwellian-style double speak.
How apt then that W1 - that glorious parody of the BBC, media, and all that is brilliant in saying utterly nothing - is back on our screens. It is a masterclass in how to avoid accountability which is, I fear, at the heart of so much management bullshit.
So it was with great delight that I came across this list of some management speak doozies. Some of my favourites are sadly missing - reaching out, on-boarding, circling back - where are you?
But there are some great ones in here. And - I a cringing as I type this - I fear I even use some of them now and then (I love a 'cascade').
What are your worst phrases and do you, like me, find yourself slipping every now and then?
Oh hey, I know, lets table a meeting to discuss it further? We could run it up the flag poll and drill down to the real issues at hand.
Twelve management jargon gems we all love to hate Why does our boss insist we "go forward" to lands of "deliverables," stopping off on the "journey" to "drill down" into "best practice"? Management euphemisms have flooded the working landscape. With the new series of W1A on our screens and Thinking Allowed exploring the phrases we all love to loathe, we have gathered together the ultimate collection of cringe-worthy, toe-curling business buzzwords, guaranteed to have you spinning in your swivel cha