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(Metro)   It's a no-brainer. We just need to take it to the next level to turn this into a win-win situation. The best practice is to get rid of the low-hanging fruit first. Ping me with an agenda so we can go flag up on this thing   (metro.co.uk) divider line 50
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2013-05-02 09:29:24 AM  
Way to think outside the box, subby. It's a new paradigm!
 
2013-05-02 09:32:09 AM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Way to think outside the box, subby. It's a new paradigm!


sounds like someone has a case of the Mondays
 
2013-05-02 09:40:54 AM  
Moving forward, can we benchmark our clicks-and-mortar synergies as well?
 
2013-05-02 10:05:42 AM  
This headline is a game-changer!  Be sure and add it to this week's four-blocker so your team leads can discuss it on the next WebEx.
 
2013-05-02 10:38:22 AM  

North_Central_Positronics: clicks-and-mortar


I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
 
2013-05-02 11:05:44 AM  
cbio.mskcc.org
 
2013-05-02 11:08:10 AM  
There are too many SMEs on Fark.
 
2013-05-02 11:08:34 AM  
'It's on my radar'

Translation: I am aware of something
going to ignore this forever.

Fixed.
 
2013-05-02 11:14:37 AM  

Reaperman: There are too many SMEs on Fark.


Let's parking lot that while we analyse risks for the upcoming smoke test.
 
2013-05-02 11:28:33 AM  

Reaperman: There are too many SMEs on Fark.


Not me I'm a SMEGAL, hording the precious.

People really say ping you an agenda? or just ping you? If anybody ever said that to me I'd have to reply with One Ping Only.
 
2013-05-02 11:50:38 AM  
I'd add "Tee-it-up" to the list.

What is SME?

Start rant: I don't mind being sent meeting requests via Outlook.  What I can't stand is when people book meetings in Outlook without asking if I'm available or able to participate.  End rant.
 
2013-05-02 11:57:22 AM  
But, did we determine the ask?
 
2013-05-02 11:57:50 AM  

too_amuzed: I'd add "Tee-it-up" to the list.

What is SME?

Start rant: I don't mind being sent meeting requests via Outlook.  What I can't stand is when people book meetings in Outlook without asking if I'm available or able to participate.  End rant.


A SME is a Subject Matter Expert, the person who knows the most about something. A SMEGAL is a Subject Matter Expert who is Going to Arrest Logic the person who is going to fark up your project and/or steal the glory, if it succeeds despite their hinderance.
 
2013-05-02 11:59:55 AM  

sigdiamond2000: North_Central_Positronics: clicks-and-mortar

I don't want to live on this planet anymore.


You need to dial back that can't do attitude and be part of the solution. We need to intergrate all channels to maximise best practice and become leaders in the short tail retail operations.
 
2013-05-02 12:03:59 PM  
8> BEST PRACTICE

Amen brother.
 
2013-05-02 12:20:26 PM  

too_amuzed: I'd add "Tee-it-up" to the list.

What is SME?

Start rant: I don't mind being sent meeting requests via Outlook.  What I can't stand is when people book meetings in Outlook without asking if I'm available or able to participate.  End rant.


Isn't that the point of calendars?  When you create a meeting request you can see if the person... ah, never mind.
 
2013-05-02 12:21:07 PM  

Eric The Pilot: [cbio.mskcc.org image 700x967]


Funniest thing I have seen in a while!
 
2013-05-02 12:26:45 PM  
I get enough of this crap IRL,  subby...don't even think about bringing it to Fark too. Please and thank you.

/that phrase enrages me
 
2013-05-02 12:32:01 PM  
I'd really like to take whatever book MBA's pull these dumbass mean nothing phrases out of and beat them to death with it.
 
2013-05-02 12:32:24 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: 8> BEST PRACTICE

Amen brother.


Ours is called BKM, best known method.
 
2013-05-02 12:36:03 PM  
I should also add that we have to bring IMBo's to our 1:1s so that we can properly prepare our EOY IPS for Focal.
 
2013-05-02 12:38:49 PM  
Please do the needful.
 
2013-05-02 12:40:47 PM  
Sounds good! Let's send it through central park and see if anybody rapes it.
 
2013-05-02 12:44:29 PM  
I once had a PM ask me what the status of the status was...
 
2013-05-02 12:56:23 PM  
I don't understand what the problem is.  I really don't.... and I'm a software engineer yet somehow I feel I'm supposed to agree with the article.  But,

"Reach out = Translation: Let's talk... more"
"It's a no-brainer = Translation: This is a good idea"
"It's a win-win situation =  Translation: It's a really good idea"

loses context and connotation which I think is double plus ungood.
 
2013-05-02 12:57:24 PM  
oldass31:
loses context and connotation which I think is double plus minus ungood.

The Censors.
 
2013-05-02 01:00:39 PM  

Calehedron: DjangoStonereaver: 8> BEST PRACTICE

Amen brother.

Ours is called BKM, best known method.


Wow.  That's even more odious and bureaucratic.
 
2013-05-02 01:18:41 PM  
 
2013-05-02 01:20:36 PM  
"What good looks like" (in several similar versions) is the latest one going around my company.
 
2013-05-02 01:44:42 PM  
Best practices and win-win might be overused, but they definitely have real meanings.  Best practices is used when a lot of people are achieving the same result, over and over, and going about it different ways.  Somewhere in there is a best practice, that can save time.  Win-win is a negotiating term, and means that rather than going term-for-term through a contract and dividing up which clause favors who, both parties look to add value to the contract that benefits everybody.  Using a metaphor, it's growing the pie, rather than focusing on how it's divided up.

Also, I work in a Fortune 10 office, and never hear any of these other words.  I see these lists all the time on linkedin, who uses these words?
 
2013-05-02 01:57:31 PM  
not strictly office related but when I hear someone say "it is what it is" I have a very clear desire to smack them and say "NO shiat?"
 
2013-05-02 02:07:45 PM  
I keep the Dictionary of Corporate Bullshiat around for just such occasions
 
2013-05-02 02:32:18 PM  
Let's raise the sail and steer this boat down the middle of the road!
 
2013-05-02 03:08:44 PM  
The agenda for next week's meeting will drop in a few hours. If you miss it, I've scheduled a webinar.
 
2013-05-02 03:11:00 PM  
The one that makes my blood boil is any time someone uses "leverage" as a verb. Makes me a million kinds of stabby.
 
2013-05-02 03:15:15 PM  

Norfolking Chance: sigdiamond2000: North_Central_Positronics: clicks-and-mortar

I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

You need to dial back that can't do attitude and be part of the solution. We need to intergrate all channels to maximise best practice and become leaders in the short tail retail operations.


Well, the program won't work if you don't buy into it.
 
2013-05-02 03:15:29 PM  

plcow: Best practices and win-win might be overused, but they definitely have real meanings.  Best practices is used when a lot of people are achieving the same result, over and over, and going about it different ways.  Somewhere in there is a best practice, that can save time.  Win-win is a negotiating term, and means that rather than going term-for-term through a contract and dividing up which clause favors who, both parties look to add value to the contract that benefits everybody.  Using a metaphor, it's growing the pie, rather than focusing on how it's divided up.

Also, I work in a Fortune 10 office, and never hear any of these other words.  I see these lists all the time on linkedin, who uses these words?


That's the point. The people in management in the most successful companies know that they don't need to use euphemisms to communicate, they have discovered that clarity goes a lot further. Unfortunately the MBAs that fill the ranks of most other companies haven't been able to overcome the natural desire to sound important, or use the phases to intentionally avoid clarity.
 
2013-05-02 03:49:09 PM  
'Best practice'
Translation: A good way of doing something deflecting blame
 
2013-05-02 04:15:45 PM  

mootmah: The one that makes my blood boil is any time someone uses "leverage" as a verb. Makes me a million kinds of stabby.


Or "task".

jso2897: Sounds good! Let's send it through central park and see if anybody rapes it.


Stealing that one.
 
2013-05-02 04:38:04 PM  
Douche-talk. I learned it at Verizon. Feh.
 
2013-05-02 04:44:07 PM  

plcow: Best practices and win-win might be overused, but they definitely have real meanings.  Best practices is used when a lot of people are achieving the same result, over and over, and going about it different ways.  Somewhere in there is a best practice, that can save time.  Win-win is a negotiating term, and means that rather than going term-for-term through a contract and dividing up which clause favors who, both parties look to add value to the contract that benefits everybody.  Using a metaphor, it's growing the pie, rather than focusing on how it's divided up.

Also, I work in a Fortune 10 office, and never hear any of these other words.  I see these lists all the time on linkedin, who uses these words?


Every person in every conference call that I am in every day.
 
2013-05-02 06:11:49 PM  
Oy, my Supervisor knows  nothing and thus loves to cover up for that fact by dropping these buzzwords.
"I'm circling back to check the status of the deliverables from your last action item."

instead of

"Dude, is the report done yet?"
 
2013-05-02 06:37:20 PM  
We just had a town meeting.

Dem guyz do talk funny.

"Underneath the covers."

"We're" (hold fingers close together) "this much along."
 
2013-05-02 07:58:23 PM  

mootmah: The one that makes my blood boil is any time someone uses "leverage" as a verb. Makes me a million kinds of stabby.


My managers will do this and it does make me see red when I hear it.
 
2013-05-02 10:16:26 PM  

Madame Psychosis: I keep the Dictionary of Corporate Bullshiat around for just such occasions


Yep. I'm gonna buy that one, just because it seems amusing.
 
2013-05-03 07:06:42 AM  
I complained at work because the marketing/sales people don't 'talk to' customers anymore.   They 'reach out' to them.   I don't know if they also touch someone.
 
2013-05-03 10:12:18 AM  
I like to switch up the idioms to see who is paying attention

"Well that horse has sailed"
"We'll burn that bridge when we come to it"
 
2013-05-03 11:13:35 AM  

Nexzus: The Web Bullshiat Generator.


Thanks, my resume has never looked better!

- maximized revolutionary supply-chains
- deployed interactive partnerships
- reintermediated 24/7 web services
- leveraged granular markets
- aggregated synergistic users
- maximized global e-services

translation:
I check Facebook every 15 minutes
 
2013-05-03 02:56:58 PM  

markie_farkie: This headline is a game-changer!  Be sure and add it to this week's four-blocker so your team leads can discuss it on the next WebEx.


I know someone who works at GE.
 
2013-05-03 08:04:31 PM  

AzDownboy: I like to switch up the idioms to see who is paying attention

"Well that horse has sailed"
"We'll burn that bridge when we come to it"


Well done. I admire a fellow who knows how to take the bull by the horns and run with it.
 
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