office jargon

Ever sit in a meeting with no clue what people are talking about?
The state of business writing is generally dismal today. If I had a nickel for every poorly written article or blog post I've seen, I'd have quite a few nickels. Passive voice, horrible jargon, and run-on sentences make much if not most text confusing at best and downright inscrutable at worst.
It's like Axe body spray: once you start using it, people only want to speak with you via email.
“Here’s your ‘buzzword bingo’ card for the meeting,” Wally says to Dilbert, handing him a piece of paper. “If the boss uses
Or are we? There's a good deal of truth to Tim Kreider's piece in the New York Times about "The 'Busy' Trap," which claims
6. Ramp up. As in, “We’re ramping up our Customer Service operations.” This is code for “We’re woefully behind, and a key
This isn't my first time at the linguistic rodeo. While we can't wipe out Worklish, we can embrace coping strategies.
Rock Star/Ninja These days, “out of pocket” is also used as a synonym for “unavailable” or “out of the office.” While this