Management speak

Do you have any examples of management speak you can share with us? We'd love to see them. We want to create an up-to-date list of the absolute worst management speak.

We're regularly sent terrible examples of such speech or written communication, and celebrate the worst of it each year. However, the constantly replenished stream of business gibberish demands an up-to-date list (which we will update regularly) of the worst terms.

No doubt the likes of 'paradigm shift', 'we don't have the bandwidth', 'let's take this offline' and 'low-hanging fruit' regularly infuriate a large number of people. But which examples annoy more than others?

Do send in your suggestions to, and have a look on our 'Management speak' page, and at the many related stories on our Facebook and Twitter pages, for examples.

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