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How Embarrassingly Corporate Are You?

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  1. 1. How many of these do you use?

    “Manage expectations.”
    "Perception is reality."
    “In terms of next steps.”
    “For future reference.”
    “Let’s circle back to this.”
    “Moving forward.”
    “Let’s do that going forward.”
    “Someone needs to own this.”
    “Let’s action this.”
    “Best practices.”
    "Where are we at?"
    “By way of housekeeping.”
    “At the end of the day.”
    “It is what it is.”
    “A few quick wins.”
    “Deep-dive.”
    "Drill down."
    “Could you put this in an email?”
    “Table this.”
    "Take this offline."
    “Thanks in advance!”
    “Have a chat.”
    “Do our due diligence.”
    “Run the numbers.”
    "From the get-go."
    "From day dot."
    “Use case.”
    “Shoot me an email.”
    “I’ll inbox you.”
    “Touching base.”
    “Check in.”
    “Loop in."
    “Reaching out.”
    “Value add.”
    “Win-win situation.”
    “No brainer.”
    "Not enough bandwidth."
    “Ball-park.”
    “Actionable.”
    “Networking.”
    “Leverage.”
    “Breakout session.”
    “Stepping up to the plate.”
    “Ducks in a row.”
    "Run it up the flagpole."
    “Where the rubber meets the road.”
    “Circle the wagons.”
    “Move the needle.”
    “Skin in the game.”

How Embarrassingly Corporate Are You?

You're not corporate at all. Sure, you might have said one or two, but most people have. So really, you can still get away with being the cool person in the office.

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You're a little corporate. But it's not all bad. You might fall into the traps a fair bit, but you're probably quite aware that you're doing it. Which makes it OK...sort of.

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You are very corporate. At the point, it must be a little awkward for everyone around you, and you might want to consider mixing your language up a bit. At the moment, you are the purest example of office-speak in existence.

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