A bit of weekend fun for you! If there is one thing we can thank lockdown then it’s corporate buzzwords. There’s a whole new range of ones we can bamboozle our clients and colleagues with on Zoom calls.
I’m sure most people will associate with these. I really liked writing this. Some made me laugh out loud.
Do any of the following buzzwords get frequent usage in your video conference calls? I’ve even made a little bingo game sheet for you try it out on your colleagues!
- Lockstep – to be in sync with someone
- Into the weeds – often referred to as not wanting to get into the weeds means not wanting to go into too much detail
- Sunset it – basically a slightly subtler way of saying it’s canned (I kind of like this)
- Circling back – going back over what you’ve just discussed
- Closing the loop – coming to an agreement
- Deep dive – to be fair this has been in use for a while, but it’s had a revival in lockdown. Means going into detail. A boardroom favourite!
- Hyperlocal – this is pretty cringe-worthy but it basically means something that affects a particular part of the business or area
- Freemium – is this even a thing? Yes basically, a free trial of a paid-for product!
- Unpack – another way of saying that you’re getting into the detail
- Ping – you’re sending a message or email (ok so I might sometimes use this)
- Envisioneer – I’ve got to say I haven’t heard this in a meeting but it’s a cracker. Someone who is brilliant at forward-thinking
- Hard stop – I think we’ve all heard this one. Sometimes used as a good way to close a meeting down early!
- Pivot – to adapt your business strategy due to unforeseen circumstances.
- Zoom – much like Google, Zoom is now frequently used for scheduling a video conference call.
- New normal – what our situation due to the COVID-19 Pandemic is commonly referred to!
Are there any buzzwords that you think are missing from this list? Please do add them in the comments below! Enjoy
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