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Posted by Dilbert on December 17, 2003

In Reply to: Proactive posted by ESC on December 17, 2003

: : : : : : Oh man do I hate that corporate crapola jingoism stuff like "in a proactive way" and "moving forward" and the best/worst one: "on a go forward basis".

I hate it too. It's a corporate affectation people put on to make themselves seem smarter or more professional. Here are some others:

"Let's 'touch base' on the matter..."

"Let's talk 'off line' about it after the meeting"

"I'm 'empowering' you to handle the job..."

"At this point in time ..."

For best practices, I've heard the terms "benchmark" or "paradigms" used.

There's a whole list here: ~gus/ran/corporate.htm