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Top 20 Most Annoying Buzzwords and Phrases in the Workplace

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Corporate jargon and buzzwords are common in the workplace, but could they be clouding your message and confusing your colleagues? In this slideshow from Accountemps, learn the top 20 most annoying …

Corporate jargon and buzzwords are common in the workplace, but could they be clouding your message and confusing your colleagues? In this slideshow from Accountemps, learn the top 20 most annoying and overused business buzzwords or phrases in the workplace.

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  • 1. Top 20 Most Annoying Buzzwords and Phrases in the Workplace
  • 2. Most common clichés: “Out of pocket” Source: Accountemps survey of more than 600 human resources managers in the United States and Canada
  • 3. “Deep dive” Source: Accountemps survey of more than 600 human resources managers in the United States and Canada Most common clichés:
  • 4. “Forward-thinking” Source: Accountemps survey of more than 600 human resources managers in the United States and Canada Most common clichés:
  • 5. “Dynamic” Source: Accountemps survey of more than 600 human resources managers in the United States and Canada Most common clichés:
  • 6. “Let me get back to you.” Source: Accountemps survey of more than 600 human resources managers in the United States and Canada Most common clichés:
  • 7. “Pick your brain” Source: Accountemps survey of more than 600 human resources managers in the United States and Canada Most common clichés:
  • 8. “Employee engagement” Source: Accountemps survey of more than 600 human resources managers in the United States and Canada Most common clichés:
  • 9. “LOL” Source: Accountemps survey of more than 600 human resources managers in the United States and Canada Most common clichés:
  • 10. Employee burnout clichés: “It’s not my job.” Source: Accountemps survey of more than 600 human resources managers in the United States and Canada
  • 11. Employee burnout clichés: “It’s above my pay grade.” Source: Accountemps survey of more than 600 human resources managers in the United States and Canada
  • 12. Employee burnout clichés: “When am I going to get a raise?” Source: Accountemps survey of more than 600 human resources managers in the United States and Canada
  • 13. Employee burnout clichés: “I am overwhelmed.” Source: Accountemps survey of more than 600 human resources managers in the United States and Canada
  • 14. Employee burnout clichés: “Crunch time” Source: Accountemps survey of more than 600 human resources managers in the United States and Canada
  • 15. “Win-win” Source: Accountemps survey of more than 600 human resources managers in the United States and Canada “Hall-of-Fame” clichés:
  • 16. “Value-added” Source: Accountemps survey of more than 600 human resources managers in the United States and Canada “Hall-of-Fame” clichés:
  • 17. “Think outside the box” Source: Accountemps survey of more than 600 human resources managers in the United States and Canada “Hall-of-Fame” clichés:
  • 18. “Leverage” Source: Accountemps survey of more than 600 human resources managers in the United States and Canada “Hall-of-Fame” clichés:
  • 19. “At the end of the day” Source: Accountemps survey of more than 600 human resources managers in the United States and Canada “Hall-of-Fame” clichés:
  • 20. “Circle back” Source: Accountemps survey of more than 600 human resources managers in the United States and Canada “Hall-of-Fame” clichés:
  • 21. “Synergy” Source: Accountemps survey of more than 600 human resources managers in the United States and Canada “Hall-of-Fame” clichés:
  • 22. For more etiquette advice and career and workplace trends, visit our blog: blog.accountemps.com

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