A new poll carried out for Wonga.com has found that 44 per cent of office workers frequently use the terms "thinking outside the box" and "it's a no brainer" when they try to communicate messages to their colleagues.
In fact, male employees have gone as far as to admit to using office jargon as they believe that such terminology will boost their chances of promotion.
When questioned how they came across the phrases, many employees said that they heard the jargon being used by colleagues and adopted them into their own speech.
TV shows such as The Apprentice and Dragon's Den were also blamed for encouraging the use of nonsensical phrases in the workplace.
However, Tim Phillips, who is helping Wonga.com publish a guide to straight talking in an office, stated: "There are two rules to good communication: say what you mean, and mean what you say.
"Employees often complain about jargon in the office and the notorious office 'waffler' who struggles to make a clear point through all the cliches."
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Posted by Nikki Barrister
Original: Salespeak News