Maybe this will help get someone inspiration:
From the 15 dumbest things you hear at work.http://www.experienceproj...iches/1679
15) Best Shored
- as in, we're going to have this project "best shored." Ouch. Talk about euphemisms. This isn't even proper English AND it's insulting and foreboding all at the same time.
14) Too Many Indians, Not Enough Chiefs
-- I'm amazed that in our politically correct world, this phrase seems to linger on. And in reality, it's usually the other way around-- there are far too many middle managers trying to prove that their jobs have some meaning and impact and not enough people actually doing work.
13) Run it up the Flagpole and see if someone salutes it
-- Wow. This is guilty of so many things, but most importantly of trying to tie poetic imagery and patriotism into a business decision.
12 ) Evolutionary not Revolutionary
-- we get it, you're talking about incremental change. But the fact that this rhymes does not merit that ridiculously smug look you get after you say it.
11) Can't Change a Leopard's Spots
-- Are you saying that some things are permanent? Wow, great observation! You're so clever!
10) Do you have Enough Bandwidth?
- The answer to this is always supposed to be yes but in reality is no. Why bother asking it? And does it make sense to use a networking metaphor to discuss the 45 year old woman in accounting's availability?
9) Let's not Fight the Tide
-- this is humorous because the person that says it generally would stand no chance of fighting anything but a twinkie wrapper. You know what I mean, too.
8) Let's Not Go Into "Solution Mode" Yet
- Immediate translation: I have no plan. Secondary comment: I didn't realize that you had to enter a particular state of mind to solve a problem. Shouldn't companies always be in "solution mode"?
7) Keep the Train on the Tracks
-- this essentially says nothing. Trains are at their very foundation of design meant to stay on tracks. A derailment is a one-in-a-million accident, not something you have to actively work against. Yet this is said as if it's an everyday occurrence.
6) Sing from the Same Hymn Book
-- not only is this offensive to people who don't practice organized relgion, but anyone that has sung from a hymn book knows that half the people are frantically trying to find what verse they're on while the ones that are singing are butchering the song. By the time the first half catches on to where they are, everyone else is at "amen."
5) Work to a Program
-- as opposed to working haphazardly? "Hey boss, I want to work as randomly as possibly, OK?"
4) Tighten our Belt
-- belts go around the middle... meaning we're going to squeeze the people who actually do the work, and leave the top alone.
3) Give 150%
-- you are aware that this is actually an impossible task, yes? Then why do you say this at practically every meeting?
2) Peel Back the Onion
- This is an insanely odd reference, as I can pretty much guarantee most people don't peel back onions ever, yet for some reason that's become a basic part of their job description.
And the #1 worst work saying:
1) Come to Jesus Meeting
-- With one phrase, you have taken a simple concept of a group discussion and managed to make both Christians and non-Christians feel uncomfortable. That right there, is 100% of the people, and is worthy of recognition.