I’m glad that I’m in science. I don’t think I could survive corporate culture. It’s just too nauseating. I/O psychology has eviscerated the landscape. There are no employees anymore. Everybody is an “associate” or an “engineer.” Everything is about “enterprise” and “innovation.”
The list of newspeak terminology in corporate culture is endless: 360-degree thinking, strategic thinking, paradigm shifts, integrated approaches, ROIs, challenges, optimism, sustainability, success, compensation, incentives, solutions, synergies, visionary, actionable, proactive, re-invented, new and improved, data driven, scalable, win-win situations, industry leaders, change agents, team players, core competencies, 80-20 rules, multi-shoring, rightsizing, cascading, leveraging, monetizing, feed forwarding, thinking outside the box, giving 110%, touching base, playing phone tag all day, pursuing new opportunities, and allowing to resign.
If that seems normal rather than nauseating, you’ve already been assimilated.
Also, they say you shouldn’t use cliches on applications, resumes, and cover letters. I wish employers would take that advice. Job listings are full of cliches. Every employer is looking for a goal-oriented, career-motived, independent thinker with good communication skills. I have yet to find a job opening for a lazy, listless, illiterate dimwit. Employers can’t even think outside the box enough to post something original.