CareerBuilder Survey: What Corporate Jargon Would You Like to Eliminate Altogether?

Outside the Box, Low-Hanging Fruit Top List


What corporate jargon would you like to eliminate altogether?

(Source: CareerBuilder Q3 2011 Survey; 5300 Full-Time Workers)

Outside the Box (31%)

Low-hanging fruit (24%)

Synergy (23%)

Loop me in (22%)

Best of breed (19%)

Incentivize (19%)

Mission-critical (19 %)

Bring to the table (18%)

Value-add (17%)

Elevator pitch (16%)

Actionable Items (15%)

Proactive (15%)

Circle back (13%)

Bandwith (13%)

High Level (10%)

Learnings (9%)

Next Steps (6%)

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