pre-work (n.)

Preparation. Specific tasks to be completed in advance of an activity. A vague term for heinous busywork designed to camouflage the level of effort involved.

Most facilitators and team leaders I’ve talked to see the value of assigning some sort of pre-work before a virtual meeting.

The douchebag who said this probably also said No-brainer, Guru, or End-to-End.