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Avoid these 10 ‘cringeworthy’ phrases that are annoying your co-workers

By | Morgan Smith |

You might think you sound more professional using corporate lingo, but chances are, you’re probably annoying or confusing your co-workers. 

Sixty-three percent of working professionals find it “off-putting” when colleagues use workplace jargon in their communication, and 78% reported stopping themselves from talking or sending messages to avoid using jargon, according to a Jan. 2022 Slack survey of 2,000 remote and hybrid workers in the U.S. 

Some office buzzwords are more egregious than others — that’s at least according to CV Maker, which recently asked more than 4,500 people which corporate buzzwords they considered to be unbearably irritating. 

Here are the 10 most annoying workplace jargons to avoid according to CV Maker, and tips for communicating better at work:

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