dead wood


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A popular term for a person—e.g., a professor, or other tenured academic—who is no longer effective or useful to his/her employing institution, and who cannot be removed from post or payroll—e.g., because of tenure—in order to free the position for a more qualified or innovative person

dead wood

Academia A popular term for a person–eg, a professor, or other tenured academic whose function has been served but who can't be removed from a position or payroll–eg, because of tenure–to free the position for a more qualified, innovative, or often younger person
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Alexander Velichko stressed that the work to improve the health of forests should be systemic, which will avoid accumulation of deadwood and dead wood in the future.
This raises the question of why this taxon shows none of the reduction observed in the saproxylic species, despite the fact that it has only been found in dead wood habitats and is deemed to be saproxylic.
In a nutshell, this means heaping rewards on the top 20% of performers in your organisation, giving the next 70% enough to get by while showing them how to reach top 20 status, and firing the bottom 10% on the grounds that they are dead wood.
He said he hoped that management would address these issues--as well as retire dead wood and consent to more equitable terms for dancers contracted from outside for the most demanding roles.
Use only small pieces of dead wood found lying on the ground.
So many trees died at the Permian's close that fungi inherited the land for a brief geologic span, feeding on the tremendous amount of dead wood covering the planet.
Contract notice: management plans for the riparian forest and the dead wood of rivers situated on the territory of the metropolis of lyon
A couple of good transfers each window plus ridding themselves of dead wood would be good.
Dead wood is a valuable habitat, supporting a wide range of invertebrates.
Gavin Howarth (right), of Cleckheaton-based HR and employment law specialist Howarths also spoke on the topic Managing out poor performers - Getting rid of dead wood.
In acute cases, the branch is ringed by sunken bark, with dead wood at the centre.
Check branches for any diseased-looking or dead wood and remove.