Whats with the phrase "Going Forward"

  1. vicki simms profile image75
    vicki simmsposted 6 years ago

    Whats with the phrase "Going Forward"

    Obviously were not going backwards so why do people use this annoying phrase so often?
    (this really bugs me where I work as its overly used and irritates me)

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    JDWilhiteposted 6 years ago

    Definitely is overused.  I think of it as a fall back phrase that is thought to make a transition from the "as is" state being talked about to the "will be" state that is the start of a change.  Its use present what many think makes a more authoritative position on a subject.  For example, saying "going forward, we will concentrate our efforts..." versus "from now on we will concentrate our efforts..."  "From now on" I think is perceived to be less intense a statement.