Definition of Pushing The Envelope

When a company takes risks in order to achieve success. This may involve doing something that has never been done before, or taking a different approach to an existing problem. Taking risks can help businesses to stand out from the competition, and can lead to new and innovative solutions.

Example: The Engineering Manager was focused on pushing the envelope and finding projects that would contribute to the company's success.


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"Pushing The Envelope" is used in the workplace during meetings or emails.

The definition for "Pushing The Envelope" was last updated in 2023.

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Business English Quiz

Question: What does "Calendar Invite" mean?

   (A) When a person wants to meet with you next week.
   (B) An email sent to schedule a meeting with the option to either accept or decline the meeting at the scheduled time.
   (C) When a person has available time on their calendar to meet with you.
   (D) When a person does not have any time to meet with you.

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On this site, we also have templates on how to communicate effectively at work, such as requesting PTO, declining a promotion, and taking a sick day.

Word of the Day

Date: 07/14/2024

Word: Close It Out

Definition: To mark something as completed.

Example: This task has been fixed, so let's close it out within the task tracker.

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"Pushing The Envelope." Jargonism.com Dictionary, https://jargonism.com/words/1664. Accessed 07/14/2024.