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Blog - Your invitation to a brown bag meeting! - decoding workplace jargon

Your invitation to a brown bag meeting! - decoding workplace jargon

Posted by Tracy Powley 15/07/14

In our work with a range of organisations we come across a good deal of business speak; phrases and jargon which complicate, mystify and ultimately alienate.

The BBC’s recent article highlights how prevalent this is  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27512405

So why does it persist? Why do so many managers feel the need to talk in these riddles?

Do you know what a brown bag meeting is, for example? Or are you fed up with managers indulging in “blue sky thinking” or “calendarising” things?

We would love to hear your thoughts! Send us your funniest or most ludicrous (by commenting below) and we will compile a list over the next 2 weeks and ask you to judge a winner!

Tracy Powley
Tracy Powley

Stella Chandler and I founded Focal Point on a shared belief that a training course run in isolation doesn't work. We passionately believe there must be support both before and after the training or coaching session itself for it to make a difference. When I am not facilitating sessions with clients or looking at ways to grow the Focal Point business, you will find me in a calming yoga class...

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