12 words to ban at the office

Do platform or holistic stick in your craw? This author never wants to hear them again.

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1. Values

All 90,000 of your employees around the globe share the same six corporate values decreed from the heights of the HR director’s office, do they? Are you sure about that?

2. Change

Not so long ago, change was something we could all believe in. It’s just a shame that when your boss uses the word “change,” it probably means you’re about to lose your job.

3. Offering

Have you noticed that nobody provides a service anymore? Keen to sacrifice themselves upon the altar of The Client, companies now have “offerings.” Sadly, when I click on “Our Offerings” on a corporate website, I’m invariably confronted with some babble about “go-to-market strategies” and “cutting-edge solutions aligned to your specific needs.” Disappointing when what I really wanted was a burnt cow, a 10th of your annual salary and the life of your firstborn son.

4. Sustainability

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