Acronyms I Have Learnt From Work

Alright, so I’d like to share all the acronyms I have learnt from work to date. It’s pretty interesting how these work jargons influence your daily language/writing to the point that sometimes people don’t understand what you’re talking about.

Some of them obviously I probably already know from before but thought I’d just add it to the mix anyway.


AFAIK – As Far As I Know

ASAP – ASoon APossible

BAU – Business AUsual

B2B – Business To Business

B2C – Business To Consumer

COB – Close Of Business

EOD – End Of Day

EOW – End Of Week

ETA – Estimated Time of Arrival

FMCG – Fast Moving Consumer Goods

FY – Financial Year

FYI – For Your Info

KPI – Key Performance Indicator

OH&S – Occupational Health & Safety

PNL – Profit And Loss

QA – Quality Assurance

RFP – Request For Proposal

TBD – To Be Determined

YTD – Year To Date

Anyway, I might’ve missed some but I’m keen to hear what other acronyms you’ve heard of out in the business world?


  1. One I have come across repeatedly lately is FTW. After seeing it a few times and saying to myself, huh? I eventually looked it up to find it means For the Win. I still don’t get it. I don’t suppose that is strictly a business acronym of course, but it is always good to know, isn’t it.

  2. Hi Danny,

    Great post for those starting out in the workplace. I remember when I first started I had to do lots of Googling just to be able to communicate effectively! Some of these terms can go straight over peoples heads if they aren’t careful!

    Here are some more for your list!

    BLO = before leaving office
    EOM = end of message
    NRN = no response needed
    RFT = request for tender
    ROI = return on investment
    TBA = to be advised

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