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How much jargon have you busted today?

Across

Advice please

A few thoughts

As appropriate

Ball park figure

Bi-lateral

Blind copy

Blue skies / Blue skies review

Bottoming out

Breaking down silos

Brief

Bring forward (BF)

Buy into

Change Management

CCing (as in “can you cc me into that?”)

Close of play (COP)

Comprehensive review

Consultation document

Content

Core script

Cross-cutting issues

Delivery / deliver

Director

Director General

Disappointed

Draft please

Empowerment

Factoring In (as in “Can you factor that in?”)

Final draft

For information

Full and frank exchange of views

Get a steer on that (from you)

Happy to discuss

Holding reply

Hope this is helpful

In a timely manner

In due course

Inclined to look favourably upon...

Information management

Interested in your views

Interim report

Issue

Its not rocket science

Joined up thinking

Kick into the long grass

Let’s drill down into this issue

Loop (as in “in the loop” or “not fully in the loop”)

Management initiatives

Media handling strategy

Menu of options

Milestones

Minded to think about

New ways of working

On board (or not on board)

On the back burner

Park it

Parked

Pilot/Project Scheme

Plain English

Please deal

Please do not hesitate to contact me

Propriety issues

Purdah

Quadrilateral

Quick Win

Raft of measures

(I have) Reservations

Resource implications

Review

Root and branch reform

Round-table

Run it past (you)

Seed it

Seeking your agreement

Spending review

Spin (“Spin doctoring”)

Strategic co-ordinating unit

Strategic Overview

Strategic review

Subject to review

Surprised

Take forward

Target audience

Take soundings

Thank you for bringing this to my attention

Thinking out of the box

Timing: Routine

Timing: Urgent

Timing: Immediate

Toolkit

Toothpaste is already out of the tube

Touch base

Traffic

Treat official

Tri-lateral

Under constant review

Up to speed (as in “are you up to speed?”)

Urgent

Vision (or “the vision thing”)

Watching brief

We spoke

Welcome views

Work-life balance

Work it through

Working group

You may recall

You may wish to consider

You will recall that

You will wish to be aware

You should be aware

 

 

New Ways of Working

 

Busted Jargon

Old ways of working, presented in a glossy pamphlet. See “Management Initiatives”. Note: “New” does not necessarily mean “better”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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