MOST RECENT CORPORATE LINGO

Cry Wolf

 

(1).  To habitually create a crisis where none truly exists.

 

“What?  Lou said we have a huge accounting error in our quarterly earnings report?  I’m sure it’s fine.  Lou just likes to cry wolf to bring attention to himself.”

 

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Bridge The Gap

 

(1).  To advance (at least in the mind of your HR department) to the “next level” through some kind of training or seminar or some other crap.

 

“Jim, we’d like to send you to Binghampton, New York for a week to attend the company’s Leadership Capability Strategic Initiative training.  We think this will help you bridge the gap between your current meaningless role to the all-new meaningless role we have in mind for you.”

 

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CORPORATE JARGON DONE RIGHT, SORT OF...

Let’s face it … work stinks.  If it didn’t, they’d call it play, right?

 

So, after getting up at 5:30 in the morning, commuting for 90 minutes on two trains (while sitting next to that guy who decided to hit the breakfast burrito truck on the way to the station) and finding out that your boss scheduled a last-minute 8 a.m. conference call, what’s the last thing you want to hear?

 

Well, if you’re anything like us, it’s all that cheesy corporate lingo.

 

A Corporate Speak Dictionary For The Water Cooler

 

CheesyCorporateLingo.com is our attempt to document how the business world continues to mangle the English language, sapping our time and brainpower with lame corporate speak.

 

So, if you agree that “irregardless” isn’t an actual word … and if you’re tired of listening to endless corporate jargon … then CheesyCorporateLingo.com is for you!

 

… and if you’ve got one of those corporate buzzwords you want to share with the world (or if you’ve got a better definition for one of ours) … submit it!

 

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT THE CHEESYCORPORATELINGO.COM STORE FOR SOME GREAT CCL MERCH! (ugh…merch?  Dude…)

 

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