Does "thinking outside the box" drive you mad?
LONDON (Reuters) - Grumpy colleagues, slow computers and office jargon are the things that annoy workers most, according to a survey on Wednesday.
"Thinking outside the box" and "Let's touch base" were the most hated buzz phrases among the 1,836 people surveyed by Opinium research.
Nearly two-thirds of them said their stress levels had been increased by office irritations and one in 10 had left a job because of them.
The survey found the Top 10 office annoyances were:
1. Grumpy or moody colleagues (37 percent)
2. Slow computers (36)
3. Small talk/gossip in the office (19)
4. The use of office jargon or management-speak (18)
5. People speaking loudly on the phone (18) Continued...