Let's Marinate On The Most Overused Office Jargon Of 2018

When I am not on the air, I have my share of meetings here at the iHeart office.  And it's inevitable that someone at the meeting will have heard a phrase they LOVED at another meeting -  and can't try it out at THIS meeting!

Oh well, at least overused phrases aren't as bad as PowerPoints.

That said, FitSmallBusiness has come out with their list of the most overused workplace expressions of 2018, and their meanings, in the hopes it will get some people to realize they sound ridiculous.

Most Overused office expression of 2018 include:

  • Let's Circle Back – What it really means: "I don't have an answer for you, leave me alone now."
  • Shift The Paradigm – "You need to change the way you think."
  • Ping, Me, Or I'll Ping You – "I don't care. Just send me a message."
  • Marinate On That - "We're not sure what's going on, so let's think about it longer."
  • Not My Domain – "Not my problem."
  • Let's Create Synergy - "You better work together."
  • It's In The Pipeline – "It's not ready yet."
  • It Is What It Is - "I don't know how else to put this, and I don't care, end of story."
  • You Need To Own It – "You need to take responsibility – but not the credit."
  • You Need to Make Headway – "Make yourself productive already."
  • At The End Of The Day… - "Thanks for your point, but mine is the only one that matters."
  • Steer The Ship – "The bosses don't want to do their jobs so it's your job now."
  • Moving Forward – "Don't ever do whatever you did that way again."
  • Let's Pivot - "That didn't work, so we're going in a new direction now.

What phrase did YOU hear too many times at the office in 2018?

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