Office Talk Dictionary – #


110% – This means to give all that can and then some.  This is an oxymoron since it is impossible to give more than 100%.  e.g.  “Cindy, I need you to give 110% on this project”  when they really mean “Cindy, I need you to give 100% on this project”.

24/7 – Pronounced “Twenty-Four Seven”,  this means twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.  Usually meant as a statement of continuous availability.  Sometimes also written as 24×7.  e.g. “Customer Service is available 24/7”  See also 24/7/365

24/7/365 – An extension of 24/7 and pronounced “Twenty-four Seven, Three Hundred Sixty Five” it means support is available all the time.  e.g. “Customer Service is available 24/7/365” when they really mean “Customer Service is always available”.

24×7 – See 24/7

50,000 Foot View – A high level overview of a situation or project.  e.g.  “What is the 50,000 foot view?” See also High Level View.

80/20 Rule – 80 percent of the work comes from 20 percent of the work force.  E.g.  “Remember the 80/20 Rule!”