Management-speak

Management-speak

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An ad hoc language consisting of a collection of jargon, buzz words and overwrought syntax which is used by managers to deliver broad-stroke and over-generalised messages to staff, especially in regards to reaching goals and targets of the organisation.
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com commented: "There's so much overuse of cliched jargon and management-speak used around offices now that it's almost beyond parody, 'circle back' is one which particularly yanks my chain.
I know when I try to translate club statements from management-speak into English I like to contextualise it by imagining it spoken by a cartoon character.
Unlike Thursday's onesided contest against San Marino, Sunday's duel at least gives England's players the opportunity to apply Roy Hodgson's David Brent-style management-speak, "to take ownership of their performances," against opponents unlikely to be gracing the European Championship finals.
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Channel 4, 9pm Synergy is one of those management-speak buzzwords, flung around in meetings with little heed to its actual meaning.
The 2013 Kronos Boss's Day Survey also revealed the attributes of the best managers; employees preferred form of recognition; and the management-speak phrases that employees find the most annoying.
His drivers and suppliers make it clear that they don't think he's up to the job and all the management-speak in the world won't change their opinion.
The 2013 Kronos Boss's Day Survey also reveals the attributes of the best managers; employees preferred form of recognition; and the management-speak phrases that employees find the most annoying.
It seems that last month's anecdote about the fed-up Technology Strategy Board executive may have opened up a can of worms of irritating management-speak.
I would cruelly blame this 'good moment' rubbish on those who aren't native English speakers, but Brendan Rodgers has claimed Liverpool are in a good moment, which is as good an indicator as any that a phrase has entered the 2012-13 edition of The Football Management-speak Dictionary.
Murdoch Jnr was the essence of robotic politeness, spouting management-speak cliches and refusing to use the phrase phonehacking (it was "voicemail interception").
Management-speak book -page 9 A new book has set out to highlight the issue of management jargon that has become commonplace in UK offices.
You won't hear him trying to con people with management-speak waffle, whatever the results.

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