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Above-board [adj.] Honest and open.

"I don't think you're


being totally above-board with me."

Acluistic [adj.] The state of being completely 'without a


clue.'

Across the piece [exp.] Affecting an entire project or


organization. "We're aiming for
improvements in efficiency across the
piece."
Submitted by Clive N.

Action [v.] To undertake a given task; to put into


practice. "Don't bother me while I'm
actioning my deliverables."
Submitted by Ryan.

Action item [n.] A short term goal that requires a measure


of work to complete. Basically a dynamic,
proactive version of the things scribbled
on your 'to do' list.

Actionable [adj.] Originally a legal word referring to


anything that affords grounds for a
lawsuit. Business people have perverted it
to mean anything on which an action can
be taken.

Address [v.] Used as a replacement for 'do', 'tackle', or


'complete', this word nicely avoids making
a commitment to which the speaker can
be held accountable. "I will address all of
your concerns in the upcoming weeks."
Submitted by Russel H.

Adhocracy [n.] A minimally structured business where


teams are formed as they are needed to
address specific problems.

Administrivia [n.] A term that encompasses all the trivial


tasks that management is far too
qualified to suffer through.

Adoption process [n.] The customer's steps along the path from
cautious cynic to submissive consumer of
your product.

Agreeance [n.] A fancier way of saying agreement. "Are


we in agreeance?"

Air it out [v.] To discuss an issue openly. "I heard you


had a problem with some of our business
practices. Let's get your team together
and air it out this afternoon."

Al Desco [adj.] Describes any meal eaten at your desk


(you have our sympathies if it's dinner).
"I slept in so I'm having breakfast Al
Desco."

ALAP [adj.] As Late As Possible. Describes meeting a


deadline at the last possible moment in
order to avoid receiving additional work.
"I finished it last week, but I'm going to
submit it ALAP."
Submitted by JC.

All-hands meeting [n.] A mandatory meeting for all employees.


"Bob called an all-hands meeting this
afternoon. It's never a good sign when
he's willing to freeze the whole
department for an hour." Let the navy
keep the nautical slang.

Alpha geek [n.] The head of your company's IT


department.

Alpha pup [n.] Trendsetting young people. Important


targets for marketing to this age group.
"Let's get six alpha pups in here for a
focus group."

Amped [adj.] Having a large amount of excitement and


energy. "I'm so amped about this new
product line."

Anacronym [n.] An acronym that is so old, no one


remembers the original phrase. Examples
include RADAR, ASCII, and SNAFU.

Anecgloat [n.] A story of one's exploits that is intended


to impress. May be partly fictional.

Anointed [n.] An employee that can't seem to do


anything wrong in the eyes of
management.

Anonymize [v.] To make anonymous.

Anticipointment [n.] The feeling that something didn't live up


to its hype.

Apple polish [v.] To suck-up, flatter.

Armchair general [n.] Someone who speaks critically, but has


no experience in the field in question.

Arrows to fire [exp.] Points to use in an argument. "Now if you


don't have anymore arrows to fire, I think
we're finished here."

Assignment capsule [n.] A clearly defined job description or task.


"Stop arguing about objectives and start
handing out assignment capsules."

Assmosis [v.] The apparent absorption of success that


comes from sucking up.

At this juncture [exp.] Now. "We're not prepared to go public at


this juncture."

Availability [n.] A convenient way of separating the


individual from the ability to manage her
own time. "I'd love to come, but I'm not
sure about my availability, grandma."
Submitted by Sam K.

Above-board [adj.] Honest and open. "I don't think you're


being totally above-board with me."

Acluistic [adj.] The state of being completely 'without a


clue.'

Across the piece [exp.] Affecting an entire project or


organization. "We're aiming for
improvements in efficiency across the
piece."
Submitted by Clive N.

Action [v.] To undertake a given task; to put into


practice. "Don't bother me while I'm
actioning my deliverables."
Submitted by Ryan.

Action item [n.] A short term goal that requires a measure


of work to complete. Basically a dynamic,
proactive version of the things scribbled
on your 'to do' list.

Actionable [adj.] Originally a legal word referring to


anything that affords grounds for a
lawsuit. Business people have perverted it
to mean anything on which an action can
be taken.

Address [v.] Used as a replacement for 'do', 'tackle', or


'complete', this word nicely avoids making
a commitment to which the speaker can
be held accountable. "I will address all of
your concerns in the upcoming weeks."
Submitted by Russel H.

Adhocracy [n.] A minimally structured business where


teams are formed as they are needed to
address specific problems.

Administrivia [n.] A term that encompasses all the trivial


tasks that management is far too
qualified to suffer through.

Adoption process [n.] The customer's steps along the path from
cautious cynic to submissive consumer of
your product.

Agreeance [n.] A fancier way of saying agreement. "Are


we in agreeance?"

Air it out [v.] To discuss an issue openly. "I heard you


had a problem with some of our business
practices. Let's get your team together
and air it out this afternoon."

Al Desco [adj.] Describes any meal eaten at your desk


(you have our sympathies if it's dinner).
"I slept in so I'm having breakfast Al
Desco."

ALAP [adj.] As Late As Possible. Describes meeting a


deadline at the last possible moment in
order to avoid receiving additional work.
"I finished it last week, but I'm going to
submit it ALAP."
Submitted by JC.

All-hands meeting [n.] A mandatory meeting for all employees.


"Bob called an all-hands meeting this
afternoon. It's never a good sign when
he's willing to freeze the whole
department for an hour." Let the navy
keep the nautical slang.

Alpha geek [n.] The head of your company's IT


department.

Alpha pup [n.] Trendsetting young people. Important


targets for marketing to this age group.
"Let's get six alpha pups in here for a
focus group."

Amped [adj.] Having a large amount of excitement and


energy. "I'm so amped about this new
product line."

Anacronym [n.] An acronym that is so old, no one


remembers the original phrase. Examples
include RADAR, ASCII, and SNAFU.

Anecgloat [n.] A story of one's exploits that is intended


to impress. May be partly fictional.

Anointed [n.] An employee that can't seem to do


anything wrong in the eyes of
management.

Anonymize [v.] To make anonymous.

Anticipointment [n.] The feeling that something didn't live up


to its hype.

Apple polish [v.] To suck-up, flatter.

Armchair general [n.] Someone who speaks critically, but has


no experience in the field in question.

Arrows to fire [exp.] Points to use in an argument. "Now if you


don't have anymore arrows to fire, I think
we're finished here."

Assignment capsule [n.] A clearly defined job description or task.


"Stop arguing about objectives and start
handing out assignment capsules."

Assmosis [v.] The apparent absorption of success that


comes from sucking up.

At this juncture [exp.] Now. "We're not prepared to go public at


this juncture."

Availability [n.] A convenient way of separating the


individual from the ability to manage her
own time. "I'd love to come, but I'm not
sure about my availability, grandma."
Submitted by Sam K.