Oh, business buzzwords, where would we be without you? You’ll probably never find a person who claims to love circling back on deep-dive synergy opportunities, but so many “buzzwords” have become a normal part of our everyday lexicon.
But how did this happen? Where did office speak, something so ingrained in how we work today, actually start? And how did it infiltrate virtually every office and company?
Well Emma Green over at The Atlantic just put out a fantastic piece on the origins of office speak, and it’s totally worth the read. But beyond just learning where so much of corporate vernacular came from, there’s an amazing quiz that shows what kind of jargon dominates your brain. After all, the way you talk about your job says a lot about your satisfcation.
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Elliott Bell is The Muse's Director of Marketing. He is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute, but opted for start-ups over 16-hour days as a line cook (for the better hours, of course). Previously, Elliott spent 6 years making Seamless.com into a nationally known brand, and 1 month as a culinary assistant on Iron Chef America. When he isn't Musing, he can be found playing tennis, making chicken stock, or understanding the meaning of rap lyrics on rapgenius.com.More from this Author