|I hate to say "I told you so" [exp.]||I told you so.|
|Idea shower [n.]||A creative group exercise where suggestions are made in rapid succession. Creeper boss says, "Shower me… with ideas."|
Suggested by Operatic Bacon
|Ideation [n.]||An overused portmanteau of "idea" and "creation". Psychologists have a legitimate use for this word. You probably don't.|
Suggested by Janice H.
|Ignoranus [n.]||Someone who is both stupid and an asshole.|
Suggested by John W.
|Imagineer [v.]||A contraction of "imagine" and "engineer" used to describe the wasting of time and money to develop an unnecessary solution to some non-existent business problem.|
Suggested by The Village Idiot.
|Impactful [adj.]||Having a large effect. An ugly, ugly extension of the word 'impact.'|
|In the black [adj.]||Profitable.|
|In the cards [exp.]||A likely outcome.|
|Incent [v.]||To encourage an action by suggesting a reward. A particularly terrible verb created from the noun incentive. "I think we can incent investors to get on-board with this one."|
|Income not IF-come [exp.]||A business needs cash, not the promise of cash.|
Suggested by Lyndsey.
|Industrial vacation [n.]||A business trip to a desirable location that is loosely related to business. Usually requires participants to arrive a few days early to "prepare" and stay a few days after to "wrap-up."|
|Insourcing [v.]||The practice of looking within one's company for someone with required skills.|
|Interface [v.]||To communicate. "Can we interface just before lunch?"|
Suggested by Linda
|Interlock [v.]||Meeting in order to coordinate. "Stop by my office and we'll interlock later."|
|Into the weeds [exp.]||Presenting excessive detail when the expectation was to stay at a basic overview level. "Can we find one damn engineer who can speak about their work without diving into the weeds?"|
Suggested by Kenny.
|Involuntary entrepreneur [n.]||A laid off employee with poor prospects who is forced to work multiple transient jobs.|
|Involuntary reduction in force [exp.]||A round of firings made after requesting that people volunteer to quit.|
|Irregardless [adj.]||A false merger of regardless and irrespective; incorrectly used in lieu of either.|
Suggested by Antti L.
|Issue [n.]||In a positive and affirming workplace the word 'problem' is swapped for the much more diplomatic 'issue'. "Houston, we have an issue."|
Suggested by Tracy.
|ITL [adj.]||In The Loop. Describes an awareness of key issues. "Bring me up to speed. I'm not ITL on this one."|