Five buzzwords you should avoid

If you’ve ever worked in a corporate environment, you’ll befamiliar with buzzwords. These phrases get thrown around on a daily basis andwhile they might sound nuanced to the uninitiated, this isn’t necessarily thecase.

Now there are some of these that deserve a place in themodern office worker’s vernacular but listing those would be no fun. Insteadwe’ve put together a collection of the five buzzwords you should avoid,especially if you’re just voicing them for the sake of sounding intelligent.


At the top of the list is synergy, a makeshift combinationof energy and synchronisation that refers to the combination of two partiesthat leads to a greater result than either of the two entities could achieveseparately. It’s basically a lazy way of saying why a collaboration will workwithout having to explain the reasons why.

Any word with the word ‘preneur’ on the end of it

Entrepreneurship has never been more popular but theapplication of the concept to any profession (for example, a mumpreneur or ahairpreneur) is just downright unnecessary. Founding a start-up doesn’t giveyou the right to just fabricate words.


This sounds like your cheating on your job with another job.My main issue is that this concept has been around for generations, it was justreferred to as having a second job, but apparently that has some kind of stigmaattached to it so side-hustle it is.


There are many people who have an impact on others viasocial media, but whether this is the case or not is not determined by someone givingthemselves this label. If someone’s CV includes a role as an influencer, that’sgenerally just evidence they can open an Instagram account.


Why call someone an expert when you can refer to them as aninja? A term reserved for employees with specialist knowledge of a particularprogram, offices all over the world in 2018 are filled with ninjas trained inthe arts of Excel, InDesign and MailChimp. 

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