I was sitting in a re-org meeting today when the person answering the "rude Q&A" said that we need to be "planful" about what we’re doing as we approach how we work in the new organization. Fairly certain that "planful" was not a real word, I consulted the web to verify my thinking. I first went to wikipedia to see if the web had made the word "planful" a "wikiality". While many variations on the word "plan" were returned, even wikipedia turned up no result for "planful". I then did a search on the word "planful" with my trusty little Windows Live Toolbar and, to my complete delight found this page:
Hysterical that I am not the only one suffering from this ridiculous business-speak. This is as annoying as adding the prefix "super" on everything as in, "I’m super-excited about the opportunity we have with this new organization."
There are days where I feel like corporate America is making me dumber and dumber. This is total proof.
Screen shot of the Windows Live Toolbar doing a "definition" look up of the word "planful"