Going Forward Cut Out These Annoying Phrases

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Going forward…cut out these annoying phrases
5th January 2018

By Karen Pickwick

Office furniture retailer Kit Out My Officehas compiled a list of the most annoying office phrases that it believes should be stamped out.

Instead of setting a personal new year’s resolution, Kit Out My Office suggests colleagues should collectively work to stamp out annoying phrases to improve morale. It says that among the most irritating terms are:

* Think outside the box
* Hit the ground running
* Do more with less
* Can I borrow you for a second?
* Amazeballs
* It’s not rocket science
* Amazeballs
* Going forward.

To produce the list, the online retailer asked 2,519 office workers across the UK to vote for terms and office jargon they hate the most.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, the company says, is, “It is what it is”, which is the least annoying phrase used, with nobody stating that it was irritating or overused.
Other phrases that are least likely to annoy your colleagues include:
* Best-practice
* No brainer
* Cool beans
* Move the goalposts.

Office jargon is often used as a tool to make a task or job seem bigger or better than it actually is, believes Gareth Jones, the person responsible for the survey at Kit Out My Office.

“The modern working life is fast-paced and as such we strive to deliver information in a clear and concise manner,” he said. “The downside of this is it is a breeding ground for jargon. Setting a collective New Year’s Resolution in your office to stamp-out jargon in 2018 could definitely help to improve morale.”