"Not all buzzwords make you cringe. Some are delightfully colorful,funny and sum up life in today's workplace," says John Walston,author of The Buzzword Dictionary and creator of BuzzWhack.com.Here's a sampling of the list:
"And given the way the world's been going lately, we definitely
need something to laugh about."
Blamestorming: A group process where participants analyze a
failed project and look for scapegoats other than themselves.
Death by Tweakage: When a product or project fails due to
unnecessary tinkering or too many last-minute revisions.
Clockroaches: Employees who spend most of their day watching
the clock -instead of doing their jobs
Plutoed: To be unceremoniously dumped or relegated to a lower
position without an adequate reason or explanation.
This was chosen as the Word of the Year for 2006 !
Prairie Dogging: A modern office phenomenon. Occurs when
workers simultaneously pop their heads up out of their cubicles
to see what's going on.
Carbon-based Error: Error caused by a human, not a computer
(which we assume would be a silicon-based error).
Adminisphere: The upper levels of management where big, impractical,
and counterproductive decisions are made.
Bobbleheading: The mass nod of agreement by participants in
a meeting to comments made by the boss even though most have no
idea what he/she just said.
Ringtone Rage: The violent response by cube mates after
hearing your annoying cell phone ring tone for the 15th time.
(H/T Roger B.)