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Effective or Annoying? Overused Phrases at Work.

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 ”Efforting” is a good one.  Like it?  Hate it?  Business columnist Michelle Goodman has come up with a list of the most overused phrases around the office and that one is featured.

I sort of like “send it up the flagpole and see who salutes.”  Thankfully, that’s not on the list of the overused phrases, so we can keep it.  I think it may be a Texas thing!

Click through to see other overused office phrases.

  • efforting
  • low-hanging fruit
  • think outside the box
  • not in my wheelhouse
  • paradigm shift
  • shoot me an email
  • hold the fort
  • synergies/synergistic
  • key insights
  • key drivers
  • key takeaways
  • impactful
  • action items
  • next steps
  • value proposition
  • table this
  • hard stop
  • boil the ocean
  • circle the wagons
  • throw it against the wall and see what sticks
  • parachute in

Hey, enjoy your Labor Day weekend off!  A nice long break from the office talk.

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