|Value proposition [n.]||The collection of tangible and intangible things that your product offers.|
|Value stream [n.]||The full set of processes through which a product passes over its lifespan. Some add value, while others take it away.|
|Value-add [exp.]||A typical biz-speak reversal of 'added value.' "We have to evaluate the value-add of this activity before we drop any more money into it."|
Suggested by Fred D.
|Vanilla [adj.]||Simple, conservative. "Stop being so vanilla and help me shred these documents."|
|Vaporware [n.]||1) Overhyped software that misses a promised release date so many times that even die-hard fanboys lose interest.|
2) A tactic used by salesman to sidestep your complaints by selling you the (nonexistent) next version of their product.
Suggested by Jacada.
|Vapour trail [n.]||What follows behind a coworker that uses far too much perfume or cologne. Someone should really say something...|
|Veal pen [n.]||A cubicle. So how tender do you think you are at this point?|
|Vector [v.]||Move. That's it, just move. "We'll vector that up to the operations unit right away." |
Suggested by Kelly B.
|Velvet lip [n.]||The ability to divert attention away from unpleasant situations, production numbers, or sales figures. "Who's that new PR guy with the velvet lip?"|
|Verbiage [n.]||Descriptive writing. "Here's the outline for our strategy in the coming fiscal year... we'll fill in the verbiage later."|
Suggested by Corinna S.
|Verbification [v.]||See verbing.|
|Verbing [v.]||The process of transforming an innocent noun into a business verb.|
|Village hall [n.]||An unfortunate derivative of 'Town hall', this is a relatively small meeting held by middle management. The same pretense of open discussion applies.|
Suggested by Dave
|Visibility to [n.]||Access to information about a given subject. "I can't give you visibility to unpublished earnings data."|
Suggested by Angela
|Vision [n.]||The bold leadership direction that every manager claims, even if it changes every two weeks.|
|Visioning [v.]||Meeting to plan future directions (also used in place of 'brainstorming' by those who keep their jargon fresh). "Keep your afternoon clear for a visioning session with the project leads."|
Suggested by Sarah.
|Visual noise [n.]||A condition wherein a workspace is so cluttered that the employee cannot think clearly about anything or respond to simple requests for information. "This collection of visual noise you call a cubicle is a barrier to productivity."|
|Voldis [n.]||Volume discount. "What kind of voldis can you give me if I order 1000 units?"|
|Voluntold [v.]||Volunteered for something by a superior, when there was really no choice in the matter.|
Suggested by Leesy.
|Vubicle [n.]||A cubicle that abuts a window; a cubicle with a view. When offices aren't available, it's the little things that help managers feel superior.|
|Vulture capitalists [n.]||Ruthless investors that typically wait to help liquidate the remaining assets of failed companies.|