Posted by ESC on December 17, 2003
In Reply to: Proactive posted by Dilbert 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:
: www.spies.com/ ~gus/ran/corporate.htm
Pretty funny stuff. The one I hate is: "We have a lot on our plate."
- Corporate-speak Dilbert 17/December/03