Meaning Guide

The meaning of business jargon

Two things annoy me about mainstream commentary on business jargon: The assumption that “why couldn’t they just say what they mean”? The nauseatingly self-righteous tone If you want a topical example...

The value of meaningful values

“If your organisation actually lived its values then you probably wouldn’t need to put them on a poster on the wall” I used to think this was a really cute quote.  I’m used to values being something the board decrees...

12 days of corporate jargon – the solutions

Here are all the answers from our 2017 Christmas card.  Turns out a lot of people found it harder than we were expecting!  There are actually more than twenty four answers hidden here, and several have more than one...

The 12 days of corporate jargon … can you find it all?

We had some fun with our Christmas card this year seeing how much corporate jargon we could squeeze into a seasonal scene.  You can download a printable pdf version from here to post in your office. Have fun –...

The reason why work can seem meaningless

We’ve all sat in meetings where everyone knows that nobody knows what’s actually going on, yet we plough on regardless.  Sometimes though, this sense of meaninglessness can become pervasive in a whole team...

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