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The Office: How Well Does Your Company Speak Corporate?


In honor of The Office's return this Thursday, I'm celebrating by highlighting the show's spot-on commentary on the workplace. Did you know Dunder Mifflin has its own official company website, complete with corporate jargon? Here's the paper company's mission statement.

Dunder Mifflin Inc. provides its customers quality office and information technology products, furniture, printing values and the expertise required for making informed buying choices. We provide our products and services with a dedication to the highest degree of integrity and quality of customer satisfaction, developing long-term professional relationships with employees that develop pride, creating a stable working environment and company spirit.

Sound familiar? That's because there is a special language companies use to express themselves. Whether the product is paper or apparel, the message seems to be pretty similar. Exhibit A, here's what's important to the Gap.

Our purpose? Simply, to make it easy for you to express your personal style throughout your life. We have more than 150,000 passionate, talented people around the world who help bring this purpose to life for our customers. Across our company and embedded in our culture are key values that guide our success: integrity, respect, open-mindedness, quality and balance.

Have you ever checked out your company's website and payed attention to how it wants to be seen?

Photo courtesy of NBC

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