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Breaking News! New Corp-Speak identified

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by geoff_in_nc, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. Tonemonkey

    Tonemonkey Poster Extraordinaire

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    No wonder you laughed; "Socialized" (Sic ;)) was used in the wrong context!

    To "Socialise" is to get the "Decision Maker", or subject of an idea, accustomed to the concept and detail of that idea prior to requiring a decision or compliance.....

    ....... thus "normalising" it !!!!
     

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  2. geoff_in_nc

    geoff_in_nc Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    We have Deep Dives too. That term always reminds me of an uncomfortable exam the doc does every physical now that I'm (well) over 40
     
  3. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I think we all need to burn some calories on this. Let's make the proper ask to to see if this gains traction.


    I once had a vendor tell me we needed to "shore up some paperwork so we could turn it over to the green-eye-shadow types to get it registered on their system." OK, not corporate speak, but we all just sat wide-eyed with a "did he really just say that?" expression.
     
  4. Elias Graves

    Elias Graves Friend of Leo's

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    I used to ask my boss all the time to translate into English. It pissed him off but he eventually got the point and dropped most if it.
    Surprisingly, our conference calls got a lot shorter...
     
  5. AirBagTester

    AirBagTester Friend of Leo's

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    Are you sure they didn't say "green eye-shade types?" i.e. accountants/legal? Even then, I wonder why the couldn't just say "accounting?"

    Why not say what they really mean, in a way others could be expected to understand it more easily? It sometimes strikes me as a sort of "nudge nudge wink wink" corporate culture "in group" thing. Sometimes maybe it's even a test of social status or rank in the business world. I can't think of any use for business jargon like that aside from "shoring up" someone's self esteem. Maybe that kind of language is needed to bolster the confidence of people making high-pressure deals and decisions, but to me it seems like it's at the expense of clear communication.

     
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    As a salesman, I was always told that this new program or product was a "no brainer". I always wanted to ask if that meant that even management could sell it. Then, meaning we should always be looking for additional things to sell to our accounts, they'd remind us "don't leave any money on the table".
    Manufacturer's reps love to use the phrase " drive cases", meaning if we'd just do our part, he'd get to sell our company a lot more.
     
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    always koan first...
     
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