Corporate jargon can be confusing and frustrating, and some phrases have been reused in the wrong context so many times it makes people shudder. From “circling back” to “adding value,” here are 8 corporate jargon phrases that make people want to leave the corporate world.
“Can We Circle Back?”
“Can we circle back?” is a phrase often used in meetings to suggest that a topic needs to be revisited later.
“Just Put a Pin on It”
“Just put a pin on it” is another phrase used in meetings to suggest that a topic should be tabled for later discussion.
“It Is Value Added”
“It is value added” is a phrase used to describe something that is beneficial or provides value.
“There Are Systems in Place”
“There are systems in place” is a phrase used to suggest that a process or procedure is already established.
“We Can Revisit This”
“We can revisit this” is a phrase used to suggest that a topic or issue will be discussed again at a later time. Very similar to the first two we mentioned.
“Can We Take That Offline?”
“Can we take that offline?” is a phrase used to suggest that a topic should be discussed privately, outside of a meeting or group setting. However, many times the conversation still happens online, especially if you work remotely.
“Lean Into It”
“Lean into it” is a phrase used to suggest that someone should fully embrace or commit to a task or project.
“Bandwidth. Someone mentioned so and so didn’t have enough ‘bandwidth’ to do something for me. When I asked IT about their internet connection I was told it should be fine. Eventually someone told me it meant ‘time or capacity to do something’.”
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