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Why do people insist on using as much corporate jargon as possible, even when they are not at work? Do they think it makes themselves sound really important? Or are they unaware of how annoying and pretentious it makes them sound?
Most coworkers can agree with what professors and researcher are now finding: Overstating your point by speaking in long drawn out industry buzz-words does NOT make you sound any smarter or more professional. The use of such words or terminology is often lost among your peers and completely useless at remedying the true problem. If anything, it also demonstrates how little you actually know about the given the topic and your qualifications to try to solve it.
The use of corporate jargon has unfortunately been a byproduct of the educated, upper management, and the career ladder climbing wanna-be’s for decades. Their theory is that by coloring their responses with lots of synonyms or trendy buzz words, they can create an illusion of being “in the know” or more qualified than their peers about a particular topic to which they have no idea of how to solve. The problem is that most of their peers or other professionals can see right through the ruse and will often lose respect for that person.
Corporate Jargon Infographic:
Fortunately you are not the only one who rolls their eyes once the office drones start churning their gears. If you’re annoyed with people at your office using corporate B.S. to over-explain everything while nothing productive ever happens, then take a few minutes to enjoy this entertaining and interactive infographic.
(… yes I know it overlaps my right-hand sidebar. Unfortunately because it is interactive, I had to leave it the way it is as coded …)
Note: Infographic source
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