word of the day: December 12, 2006
Going forward is purported to mean, "In the future" or "somewhere down the road" when in fact it is an attempt to dodge the use of these words, which generally indicate "I don't know". A newer development in corporate doublespeak, in most companies it is grounds for dismissal to release a press release without mentioning something 'going forward'. Going forward, you will likely see this turning up everywhere.
Our company expects to make a profit going forward.
We don't expect any layoffs going forward.
A phrase that business people use to mean someone completely fucked up big time BUT we don't want to dwell on who's fault it was instead can we all just adopt an optimistic outlook and please can we all start thinking about the future not the shithole of a present that we're in.
See also: Moving forward
CEO to company meeting: We have just had 3 major projects cancelled by our main customer sadly....
...but going forward, there are a lot of great opportunities out there.
A completely unnecessary and meaningless corporate buzz phrase that somehow gets shoehorned into every memo, press release or public statement. It can always be eliminated from the text without any effect at all upon the intended meaning.
"If any member of the New England Patriots organization is close enough to a murder investigation to get arrested, it is too close to an unthinkable act for that person to be part of this organization going forward."- Robert Kraft
Corporate-speak phrase, usually repeated three times per paragraph, that has completely replaced the phrase "in the future" and "from now on". Generally used at the beginning and the end of a sentence.
"Going forward, there will be a 0-tolerance policy on bathroom stall gaffitti. We're serious about this, going forward.
Prep politician talk for "uh..." or "ummm...". See "umm
Prep: "Going forward we will make money"
Stoner: "Umm, we will make money"
Old school: "We will make money"
When a woman goes face first into a blowjob
The other day I was out to lunch with Amber and she totally pulled a nosedive
under the t.able and showed me that she was going forward