Corporate Dictionary Add a New Term

Better Collaboration


You need to start doing your job and pull your own weight!

We need to drill down some more...


We're not going to find anything new, but at least we're going to look busy while stumbling around in the dark.

Shake the Tree


A lot of dead leaves will fall out...

I give you back 20 minutes...


What I really want back is the 40 minutes I just wasted in this meeting.

What's your timeline?


I'm trying to figure out when I'm supposed to come into the picture.

Did you get your Vaccine?


Just looking for some sympathy and talk about my sore arm...

Let's See What Sticks


See what works. Coming from the idea of throwing pasta against the wall and see it it sticks or if it needs more cooking. But the corporate metaphor is often a call for new ideas when there is no viable plan forward or everything else has failed.

Task Force


When things go wrong and there are no obvious solutions, a task force is assembled from people with relevant skills. They will relentlessly talk about the problem every day to underline the criticality. Most members of a task force are managers who ask all the questions, plus one subject matter expert who is providing answers while trying to get back to work and solve the actual problem.