In business and management, every day brings new words and phrases to define emerging ideas and concepts. Other words reappear, as tried and tested ideas come back into favor. Most hang around for a while before being jettisoned when they’re no longer useful or relevant.
At its best, this language gives meaning to the most exciting and interesting new ideas, those that will advance management practice and build a better, smarter world. Some of them even stick.
Early in 2019, MIT Sloan launched “Working Definitions,” a weekly Instagram series exploring these new phrases in context. And because Instagram measures likes, we know exactly which ones people liked best. Here they are.