Office Jargon

Escaping the Jargon Jungle

Nia Joynson-Romanzina | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nia Joynson-Romanzina

All industries have cultivated their own jargon. When you step into that industry, adopting their jargon shows that you belong, that you're part of the in-crowd, one of the gang. Whether you're in finance, legal, medical, theatre, retail.....each one has it's own lingo, it's own marker.

What It Means to Be a Brand Champion

Chris Rooney | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

Jess and I were sitting in the staff canteen facing the window. Across the road was a scaffolded office block, in the centre of the tarpaulin a large sign read 'Considerate Constructors - improving the image of builders'.

I Used Office Jargon on a Date

Chris Rooney | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

The corporate world is full of pedants and vipers - passive-aggressive and prickly in their ambitions - it is nonetheless where I feel most comfortable. Office work is the least painful work I know. I am useless at anything that requires physical dexterity. In my younger years I worked on building sites but I had no aptitude for it - for me 'graft' means typing quickly...

Business Jargon Busting 101 - (Don't Park This Feature)

Tom Mellor | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK
Tom Mellor

At the end of the day it's a win-win situation for sports agencies to avoid jargon in all their marketing strategies. Thinking outside the box is now a no brainer for sport PR pros looking to produce engaging and informative content...

Ever Been Asked To Open The Kimono?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Admit it. When you walk through the office door, suddenly you begin employing vocabulary that you'd never be caught dead saying at the pub. Your da...

'Social Notworking', Anyone? The Top Office Jargon Irritations...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

‘Social Notworking’, ‘Déjà Brew’ and ‘Google Naps’ all rank amongst the most irritating new work jargon according to a new study release...

This Online 'Conference Call Simulator' Is Absolutely Terrifying

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

So it's January, you're back at work, and the rest of your miserable year at the office is stretching out ahead of you like a grey, dusty road to hell...

The Deadly Sins of Corporate Communications - and How You Can Avoid Them

Lynn Shepherd | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK
Lynn Shepherd

It really is possible to produce corporate communications that actually communicate. It's not easy, and you'll be caught between the irresistible force of 'we've always done it this way', and the immoveable object of fifteen rounds of tedious approvals that will slowly bleach out any interest or readability your bold first draft might once have had.

What's The Most Irritating Management-Speak Phrase?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK

Office workers are fighting back against the scourge of "management-speak", dubbing the very phrases intended to lubricate colleague relations a "poin...

LinkedIn Reveals 2011's Top 10 Most Overused Business Buzzwords

Huffington Post | Alastair Plumb | Posted 14.12.2011 | UK Comedy

"Business speak" is a bugbear for pretty much everyone in the world, even those who don't spend their day-to-day lives "thinking outside of the box" o...