Tragic Biz-Speak o’ the Day: Steven Poole drills down into the strangled vocabulary of office jargon (via The Guardian)

Among the most spirit-sapping indignities of office life is the relentless battering of workers’ ears by the strangled vocabulary of management-speak. It might even seem to some innocent souls as though all you need to do to acquire a high-level job is to learn its stultifying jargon. Bureaucratese is a maddeningly viral kind of Unspeak engineered to deflect blame, complicate simple ideas, obscure problems, and perpetuate power relations. Here are some of its most dismaying manifestations.

10 of the worst examples of management-speak | Books | The Guardian.

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