The Nine Most Annoying Phrases We Use at Work

The term “think outside the box” has been around for almost 50 years, and apparently we’re ready for it to DIE already.  According to a new survey, it’s the most annoying buzzword or phrase people use at work.  Here’s the full list . . .


1.  “Think outside the box.”

2.  “Synergy.”

3.  “Bandwidth.”  Like saying you “don’t have the bandwidth to deal with that right now.”

4.  “Circle back.”

5.  “At a high level.”

6.  “Let’s table the conversation” instead of just saying you’ll talk about it later.

7.  “Let’s run it up the flagpole.”

8.  “We need to move the needle.”

9.  “Let’s pow wow.”