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Humour at work: When corporate buzzwords meet strategy planning

Annual strategy meetings in corporate offices often involve buzzwords such as "paradigm shift," "reinventing the wheel," "think outside the box," and "low hanging fruits." After months of preparation, presentations and data analysis, participants may be asked to "double click" on certain points or demonstrate "value addition." Circle back, outside-the-box thinking, and the quest for low-hanging fruit are phrases frequently used for feedback and suggestions

Source | | Debleena Majumdar, ET Online

Let us consider a scenario that many office-goers often see:

As you walk past the glass-walled reception in your office and swipe in your office ID card to mark attendance, you realise that preparations are on in the conference room for a critical event. It is the master of all meetings: The annual strategy meeting.

Teams have been prepping for months. Versions of presentations and Excel files have been flying around with increasing intensity. Strategies have been expounded. Data has been crunched. And 2/2 matrices of all sizes and shapes have been called to order. And now the moment of truth is here.

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