Going forward

I think one of my least favorite little bits of corporate doublespeak is “going forward“.  We no longer plan for the future, do things from now on, or talk about beginning now or starting tomorrow.  “Go-forward” seems to have also replaced most adjectives.  Nothing is new, it’s “go-forward” – likewise, nothing is old, it’s “legacy”.

I’m in a meeting this morning.  12 minutes in I had already lost count of the number of times the speaker mentioned the “go-forward solution“, the “go-forward organization“, “go-forward method“, or the apparent favorite du jour -  “from a go-forward perspective” and “on a go-forward basis“.

I can only hope this particularly insipid bit of drek falls out of fashion soon, though I suspect it will be replaced by something equally stupid.