Remote Work Jargon Glossary

Check out the list below to see terms and concepts that teams working remotely using.

Word: Put Some Time on Your Calendar

Definition: Schedule a meeting with somebody.

Example: I think we should talk about the project in more detail next week. I'll put some time on your calendar where we can discuss how to make the project a success.

Word: Friendly Reminder

Definition: A polite phrase said before asking somebody to do something that you already asked them to do before.

Example: This is just a friendly reminder. Please complete the compliance training by the end of the week.

Word: Have An Ask

Definition: When a person has a request for another person to do something.

Example: When you have time today, I have an ask for you. I need to get a link updated on our marketing site. Please let me know if that is possible to get done.

Word: Zoom Fatigue

Definition: When a person is tired of joining video calls for work.

Example: During the pandemic, many employees at the company had Zoom Fatigue because they had to attend several video calls a day while still getting their work done.

Word: C-Suite

Definition: Term used to describe high-ranking executives within a company.

Example: Let's target our sales outreach at the C-Suite level.

Word: Virtual Offsite

Definition: A team building activity held over a video call.

Example: During the pandemic, there were less opportunities to bond as a team. The manager decided to host a virtual offsite where the team took a cooking class together. This was an opportunity for the team to connect socially.

Word: Jump On A Call

Definition: Join a conference call or a video call for a meeting.

Example: Let's wrap up this meeting soon. I have to jump on a call with a potential customer to demo our product and answer any questions the customer might have.

Word: Attention To Detail

Definition: Making sure both the major and minor parts of something are correct.

Example: Attention to detail is very important for quality analysts when they compare the latest app version submitted by the developers to the intended design.

Word: Heroic Efforts

Definition: Working a lot more than the average amount of hours on a project.

Example: The project only succeeded because of heroic efforts by the team. They worked 80 hour weeks for the three months leading up to the product's release.

Word: Tab Bankruptcy

Definition: When a person has too many tabs open on their browser and they don't want to go through them, the person just closes their browser to get rid of all the opens tabs.

Example: The employee had more than 100 tabs open on their brower, and it was slowing down their computer. They didn't want to go through each tab individually, so they just declared tab bankruptcy and restarted their browser.

About This Site

Jargonism is a Business English dictionary. You can learn about words and phrases that are commonly used in the workplace like "Circle Back", "Thought Leader", and "Offsite". On each word page, you will see a map that shows the popularity of the word or phrase by country.