Accidental collaboration / • noun
When "free-range" employees with unassigned workspaces have serendipitous interactions: "You see people around talking about, 'Hey, what do you see in the market?' and it spawns some new ideas." That's right, folks: They've invented the water cooler.
Source: NBC Dallas-Fort Worth
Plastiglomerate / • noun
A "multi-composite material made hard by agglutination of rock and molten plastic." Or: how capitalism is literally embedding our pollution into the foundations of the planet. Let's celebrate this achievement with commemorative key chains, Frisbees, and fidget spinners.
Source: GSA Today
Sadopopulism / • noun
"Promise people things, but then when you get power ... you deliberately make the suffering worse for your critical constituency." Wait. Is this political, or is it iTunes?
Source: Timothy Snyder, The Road to Unfreedom
Cyberloafing / • noun
Think personal internet use on company time is "counterproductive work behavior"? Think again! "Cyberloafing" indicates employee "underload"; surfing the web "helps employees cope with workplace boredom." Hmmm. Maybe the real word to swat here is underload.
Source: Computers in Human Behavior