"I hate tellin' good people bad news." - Edo. G, Sayin' Something
There's an epidemic in our office. I'm guilty of it, too. From a product manager's perspective...see, there I go. I can't help myself. For some reason, everyone must caveat their statements or opinion by telling you what perspective it's coming from -- what lens they are viewing the issue from. I'm not really sure what it accomplishes and it's so overused that inanimate things can have a perspective.
Toy Story has a point of view? Really? No, you have a perspective and I know it's your perspective because you're saying it. I know what you do and what you're responsible for. No need to add these extra four or five words to everything you say.
Yesterday, I heard this phrase at least 15 times. I may have even said it myself a few times. We need to break the cycle. If you hear me starting anything with a "From a <blank> perspective..." please give me the side eye. Please mock me. Hell, you can pinch me.
The whole thing is annoying and silly and we must fight it. Let's kill this corporate speak now!