People chat in German offices - not to pass the time, but to exchange information with colleagues in other offices and countries on the "short official route". Chat is an integral part of virtual collaboration, especially in international teams.
Chat abbreviations also play a role in the job. They are used for commonly used phrases. But what do they mean? We have compiled the most important chat abbreviations here so that you do not only understand the station.
ASAP (as soon as possible) - as soon as possible
The abbreviation is used to emphasize urgency and priorities. For example, if you need information from colleagues quickly. Or if you want to assure that you will get information as soon as possible.
AFK (Away from keyboard) – out of place
This is the status message from colleagues who are online but not at their desk at the moment.
BBS (be back soon)
If you have to leave your seat in the middle of the chat discussion, write "BBS". In this way, the colleagues know that he is briefly disengaging from the discussion.
BRB (be right back) – I'll be right back. You can
also use this abbreviation as a chat participant to get out of the discussion for a moment.
BTW (by the way) – by the way/while we're
on the subject. Would you like to pick up a keyword from the chat to open up a new topic or deepen it further? Then use the abbreviation "BTW".
DND (do not disturb) – please do not disturb
You may be online, but you have to concentrate on one task: If you don't want to be chatted by colleagues at the moment, hide yourself behind a "DND".
EOB (end of business day) - end of the working day
Especially when discussing deadlines, it is often agreed that certain information should be available by the end of the working day: i.e. by "EOB".
EOD (end of day)
Those who have to deliver by the end of the day have a little more time. Unlike EOB, EOD means the deadline is 11:59 p.m. However, this may mean overtime.
FYI (for your interest/information) - for your knowledge
This acronym is used when you want to send someone interesting information but don't want to comment on it or take any action.
GJ (good job)
A compliment from colleagues or the boss in the Web 2.0 variant. Meaning: Well done!
HTH (hope this helps) - hope this helps
If you get an answer to your question, your colleague may add "HTH" or "HDH" as a final formula at the end.
IMO (in my opinion)
This is how people in a lively discussion communicate that they are expressing their personal opinion.
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For reasons of better readability, we use the masculine form (generic masculine), e.g. B. "the employee". We always mean all genders in terms of equal treatment. The shortened language form has editorial reasons and is value-free.