You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who would cop to liking business jargon, yet terms like “pivot” and phrases like “touch base” have worked their way into our daily conversations.
We’ve gathered 32 of the most offensive examples of business jargon that’s muddling communication in offices around the world, and all week we’re letting you vote for the worst of the worst.
Each round of voting begins at 6:00 a.m. ET every day starting on Monday, August 3, and ending at 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, August 7, when we’ll crown the most offensive expression of business jargon of all time.
Watch the video below to see what happens to the worst business jargon phrase of all time:
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