Understanding corporate-speak can feel a little like learning a foreign language. Here are some common phrase you should know:
Core competency: The thing or the organization are good at.
Disconnect: A misunderstanding or breakdown in communication.
Drill down: Get more information and elaborate on the details.
Smell test: Looking into an idea or product to see it really does have good potential.
I'm crashing and burning: I'm busy
We need more headcount: More people are needed to get the job done.
Brain dump: Getting down information that's in your head - whether to handover a job to someone or brainstorm for new ideas.
Value-add: The idea or product or person is a good thing for the company.
Up-selling: Selling something to a client or customer that they don't really need.
Take it off-line: Talk amongst yourself about it later.
Low-hanging fruits: Easy openings or opportunities for new business.
Cubicled: To get demoted
Circle back: Get back to me.
Drink from the fire-host: To learn as much as possible about the subject in only a short period of time (this used to be called "getting up to speed")