We circle back on some of 2011′s most-hated, mission-critical, outside-the-box industry jargon that drove workers and managers crazy.
The industry buzzword that employees hated most last year?
Outside the box.
More than 30% of Careerbuilder survey respondents said that cliché was the most frustrating to them. Rounding out the top 5:
2. “low-hanging fruit”
4. “loop me in,” and
5. “best of breed.”
Careerbuilder suggested these terms are a way for workers and managers to mask what they’re really saying. And by eliminating them, employees will communicate more effectively and boost productivity. But employees could just be sick of hearing the same buzzwords time after time.
We asked for your most-hated jargon last year. Has your list of loathed industry terms changed? Let us know in the comments below.