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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

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

The way we behave towards each other in the workplace has a direct impact on individual wellbeing, team performance and organisational results. This belief has underpinned our work at Focal Point for over 20 years and has never been more relevant. We are privileged to work with a huge variety of organisations wanting to get workplace behaviour and culture right - and to tackle the inappropriate behaviour that may get in the way of this. Supported by our fantastic team of facilitators and coaches, we are able to make a real difference to peoples’ lives as well as organisational performance. Having worked in both large businesses at management level and in 2 start ups at director level, I am able to combine hands on experience of growing and managing teams - and the associated challenges in creating the right culture - with over 20 years in learning and development. I hold the Certificate in Training Practice and am a member of CIPD. When I am not supporting clients or developing the Focal Point business, you will find me in a calming yoga class...

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