It’s one of those days at work where those empty corporate phrases are flying around without mercy. You know, when people talk like a Power Point deck.
In the elevator this morning, I heard two self-important guys discussing “the opportunities to realize our synergies and gain greater efficiencies.” Seriously.
Uh, you mean, get your teams together?
Then, at a meeting, someone asked me if I would “own the construct of the phraseology.”
So you want me to write the memo?
Or shall we brainstorm it first and then do a deep dive? Then I could identify all of the key watch-outs and put the learnings into buckets before I circle back. That would allow me to level set so that we’ll all be able to hit the ground running and optimize our resources.
Then we can all go back to BAU (business as usual).
What corporate lingo drives you bananas?