Yet another in the annals of alien corporate terms (of which there are countless ones), “interfacing” is by far one of the worst. Like some sort of code word for extraterrestrial sex, “interfacing” succeeds in being as vague as possible with regard to what an office worker in middle management or of lackey status is actually talking about.

When no one wants to say what a meeting or topic of discussion is about, “interface” is the best descriptor. More intense than “touch base,” it serves to make something seem more official and important than it is. But then, that’s the entire name of the game in the corporate world. Sometimes, too, “interfacing” can apply to attempting to come up with a solution for something that never comes to fruition, because half of the workday is comprised of bullshit meetings wherein office workers “interface,” but never say anything of substance.