|Uber [adj.]||This borrowed German word emphasizes any adjective that it appears before. It's also a great way to sound like your teenage daughter. "I am uber-tired today; I'm going to spend the rest of the day working from home."|
Suggested by Dave A.
|Under-resourced [adj.]||Lacking the necessary personnel to complete a task.|
|Undertooled [adj.]||Lacking the tools necessary to complete a task. "I need more training; I'm completely undertooled to operate this."|
|Unknown unknown [n.]||The most dangerous of business uncertainties.|
Suggested by Chris P.
|Unpack [v.]||To explore or examine in detail. "I think that we need to really unpack this concept before we pursue the idea further."|
Suggested by Melissa.
|Unscrew [v.]||The actions required to reverse the harm caused by previous incompetent management. "I'm not sure how we're going to unscrew things with the shareholders."|
Suggested by Lance S.
|Up sticks [v.]||To close a location and move. "If your team can't deliver growth next quarter, we'll up sticks and relocate the whole division."|
|Up the pitch [v.]||To increase the intensity of an argument. I think you mean volume, sweetie. "Don't pivot off-message… up the pitch!"|
|Upfeed [v.]||Passing along key information to a superior. "Just put it in your report and I'll catch it on the upfeed."|
|Upshot [n.]||An advantage or benefit. "The upshot of this escalation strategy will be a 50% increase in our small arms production."|
Suggested by Heywood J.
|Upside [n.]||Potential for a positive financial outcome. "Stop mumbling about ethics and think about the upside. It's bonus season."|
Suggested by Lee B.
|Upskill [v.]||To self-improve.|
|Upspeak [n.]||The grating habit of ending every sentence with a raised inflection, as if asking a question. Some valley girls become valley women.|
Suggested by Aaron
|Uptitling [v.]||The practice of changing an employee's job title to something impressive (and often ridiculous) sounding in place of an actual promotion.|