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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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.
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.
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.
The terms don't actually mean very much, but to those who indulge in such management-speak, they do the trick.
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.
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.
Specifically, employees would like to see an end to management-speak, with phrases such as "Are we all singing from the same hymn sheet?
Chief executive Keith Wyness, who is believed to trouser pounds 100,000 a year, does not appear to be necessary to the well-being and continued development of what is - to use the sort of management-speak he appears to understand - the company's core product.

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