Are you an “ideas hamster” or ready to “plug and play”?
- Calling a colleague a ΓÇÿ404ΓÇÖ (as in the web error message 404: Not Found) for being completely useless.
- Saying you will ΓÇÿknife and forkΓÇÖ a task ΓÇô in other words, manage it bit by bit.
- Claiming at an interview that you are ΓÇÿready to plug and playΓÇÖ- in other words you are fully trained and can start the job immediately without any support or training.
- Offering to ΓÇÿbookmarkΓÇÖ someone you meet at a conference (taking note of someone and their contact details).
- Inviting colleagues or staff to a ΓÇÿthought showeringΓÇÖ session ΓÇô the supposedly now PC term for brainstorming.
- Referring to your PC as the ΓÇÿsquare headed spouseΓÇÖ.
- Declaring that there is an ΓÇÿelephant in the roomΓÇÖ or indeed a ΓÇÿ100lb gorillaΓÇÖ. What you actually need to do is be the one to admit that there is a big problem that everyone is ignoring.
- Describing yourself as being ΓÇÿbehind the curveΓÇÖ ΓÇô in other words, claiming you have a grip on modern technology and life.
- Talking about ΓÇÿswallowing the frogΓÇÖ when tackling a particularly horrible task
- Talk about spending the afternoon ΓÇÿin the fieldΓÇÖ ΓÇô everyone will know youΓÇÖre skiving!
ΓÇ£There is a lot of inane office terminology out there, picked up by ambitious people who adopt it as part of their language in a bid to fit in,ΓÇ¥ says Jim Venables, managing director of officebroker.com ΓÇ£But we say thereΓÇÖs nothing like good, honest straight talking to see you on your way to success in business.