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The Focus Corporate Speak Bingo Card

The business world is full of corporate buzzwords, they are typically shared on a Forbes or HBR article and make their way into the boardrooms and creep into email chains, slack chats and teams channels.

There are 100’s of examples but here at Focus, we have collated our personal favourites and put them into a handy corporate buzzword bingo card.

The 2023 Edition

The Corporate Buzzword Bingo Card 2023 - Focus

The full buzzword bingo list:

Asynchronous
Bandwidth
Bang For Your Buck
Blue Sky Thinking
Cadence
Circle Back
Deep Dive
Disruptive
Get Ducks In A Row
Hit The Ground Running
Hard Stop
Hybrid
Just Looping In
‘Let’s Socialise This’ (new)
Leverage
Low Hanging Fruit
Low Performers (new)
Macroeconomics (new)
Microeconomics (new)
Mission Critical (new)
Move The Needle
Moving Parts
No Brainer
Offload
On The Radar
Optics
Pain Points
Pivot
Put On The Record
Quick Win
Quiet Quitting (new)
Reinvent The Wheel
Return To The Office aka RTO (new)
Signing From The Same Hymn Sheet
Special Sauce
Streamline
Synergy
Take This Offline
Tech Debt (new)
The Bottom Line
There Seems To Be A Disconnect
Thinking Outside The Box
Under The Bonnet
Unpack
Up The Ladder
Wheelhouse
Win-Win

How many do you use in leadership meetings? Long range planning and AOP’s?

The 2022 Edition

This year we saw hybrid work and asynchronous really break into the corporate vocabulary but many stay from 2021.

Are you looking for resources for your annual planning session or long range planning get away? Here are 11 free resources to help you improve long term success.

Compare with the 2021 Edition

Business Buzzwords From 2021

Below is a more detailed list you have likely heard each one this week

Bandwidth
Bang for buck
Blue sky thinking
Break bread
Bring to the table
Buy in
Cadence
Circle back
Closing the loop
Debrief
Deep dive
Disruptive
Disruptor
Game plan
Get ducks in a row
Get shit done
Hack hit the ground running
Hard stop
In the pipeline
Jumpstart
Lean in
lets circle back
Let’s take this offline
Leverage
Low hanging fruit
Lunch and learn
Meta
Move the needle
Moving parts
Narrative
No brainer
Offload
On the radar
Open door policy
Optics
Pain point
Pivot
Put on the record
Reach out
reinvent the wheel
Signing from the same hymn sheet
Special sauce
Strategise
Streamline
Synergy
The bottom line
There seems to be a disconnect
Thinking outside the box
Tribe
Under the bonnet
Unpack
Up the ladder
We are like family here
Wheelhouse
Win-win

Turn Buzzwords Into A Game

If you wanted to create a game with your leadership team, you could treat it like a swear jar for every mention of the buzzword you could donate the money to charity or put it towards a team meeting for when you can safely meet up or have a working from home remote lunch together.

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