Subscribe

Six clichéd business terms that should be banned from the office

Every office worker knows at least one bit of clichéd business-speak that they would be happy to never hear again. Members of the business community were asked if there were any other sayings they hear around the boardroom (or the water cooler or the neighboring desk) that they found particularly egregious. Read ahead and find out what they had to say:

2. Circle back

  • close
    Cadence Kleinfeld spins while playing with a Hula Hoop at the Ready, Set, Explore event at the Susan Byrnes Health Center in York, Pa
    View Caption
  • About video ads
    View Caption
of

When your supervisor tells you he or she will "circle back" on an issue, it means "to discuss it later." Mike Wolfe, co-founder and CEO of WAM Enterprises in Katonah, N.Y., said that it's one of his most disliked examples of office jargon.

"It usually means we just had a meeting where nothing was accomplished, and we need to 'circle back' to have another pointless meeting," he said.

2 of 6

 
 
Make a Difference
Inspired? Here are some ways to make a difference on this issue.
FREE Newsletters
Get the Monitor stories you care about delivered to your inbox.
 

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK