The Jarg­ona­tor

Swat­ting the buzz­words of busi­ness since 2014.

Inc. (USA) - - LAUNCH - BY BEN SCHOTT

AC­CI­DEN­TAL COL­LAB­O­RA­TION • noun

When “free-range” em­ploy­ees with unas­signed workspaces have serendip­i­tous in­ter­ac­tions: “You see people around talk­ing about, ‘Hey, what do you see in the mar­ket?’ and it spawns some new ideas.” That’s right, folks: They’ve in­vented the wa­ter cooler.

Source: NBC Dal­las-FortWorth

PLASTIGLOMERATE • noun

A “multi-com­pos­ite ma­te­rial made hard by ag­glu­ti­na­tion of rock and molten plas­tic.” Or: how cap­i­tal­ism is lit­er­ally em­bed­ding our pol­lu­tion into the foun­da­tions of the planet. Let’s cel­e­brate this achieve­ment with com­mem­o­ra­tive key chains, Fris­bees, and fid­get spin­ners.

Source: GSA To­day

SADOPOPULISM • noun

“Prom­ise people things, but then when you get power ... you de­lib­er­ately make the suf­fer­ing worse for your crit­i­cal con­stituency.” Wait. Is this po­lit­i­cal, or is it iTunes?

Source: Ti­mothy Sny­der, The Road to Un­free­dom

CYBERLOAFING • noun

Think per­sonal in­ter­net use on com­pany time is “coun­ter­pro­duc­tive work be­hav­ior”? Think again! “Cyberloafing” in­di­cates em­ployee “un­der­load”; surf­ing the web “helps em­ploy­ees cope with work­place bore­dom.” Hmmm. Maybe the real word to swat here is un­der­load.

Source: Com­put­ers in Hu­man Be­hav­ior

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