Having read the Business Insider article on 2011’s most annoying management terms I was reminded of the annoying language I came across being spouted by external consultants at a client where I was also working.
|What they said…||What I think they meant…|
|Who is your face-off||Who is your main contact?|
|Be on point||Be ready / stand by|
|View from the bridge||???|
|Socialise this slide deck||Circulate/Distribute these slides|
|Land(ed)||Tell (told) or Present(ed)|
|Reach out to them||Ask them to help|
|This is in your space||This is an action for you to take|
|Are you sighted on that?||Have you seen it?|
|Coach him/her||Explain to him/her|
These are some of my most hated consultant words and phrases that I noted at the time. No wonder the client was laughing at them behind their backs!