List of most hated work cliches revealed

There are certain work cliches that just make you want to - well, do this. Photo / Thinkstock
There are certain work cliches that just make you want to - well, do this. Photo / Thinkstock

"Thinking outside the box", "blue-sky thinking" and "hit the ground running" top the list of the most-hated management-speak.

A survey of 2000 British office workers has found "let's do some blame-storming" - that's getting together to find a scapegoat, is also detested.

UK correspondent Gavin Grey says "presenteeism" - when someone's at work but not working - was also on the list.

"Three quarters of workers feel that the boss speaks to them in a ridiculous management jargon and meaningless cliched way, and they feel wound up by it," he told Newstalk ZB's Mike Hosking.

Gavin Grey says one in four people actively dislike their boss.

- Newstalk ZB

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