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Tuesday 20 December 2011

Workers 'annoyed by office jargon'

One of the biggest pet peeves among UK workers is their bosses using office jargon that serves no real purpose other than to irritate staff, it has been revealed.

A new poll of 2,000 of the nation's employees found that 75 per cent of workers are being annoyed by a manager using meaningless cliches, with 'think outside the box' topping the list.

'Blue sky thinking' was second place in the list of pointless managerial phrases, while 'hit the ground running' was third most irritating.

Business psychologist Dr Rob Yeung said that many managers may fall into the trap of using jargon because they forget it is meaningless to others who are not familiar with it, and should instead revert to straight-taking to motivate staff.

"It may become confusing or irritating for employees to hear the same tired cliches when they don't see such management jargon being turned into useful action. Therefore managers would be better off thinking about how to communicate in plain English," he added.

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Source: The Sales Director News

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