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box ticking exercise

A popular UK term for any activity that is performed perfunctorily and with resignation, more to serve a bureaucratic expediency than to accomplish any higher purpose. In general, box ticking ensures that all requirements (boxes) for an activity or process are performed (ticked or checked).
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My worry is that revalidation will become a tick box exercise with no real currency in ensuring safe practice.
So much for honesty, openness and being inclusive, and any public engagement by Horizon being anything more than a tick box exercise.
The method of "consultation" seems to be an underhand tick box exercise to achieve a success of some highly paid manager's pet project (excuse the pun).
I AM just about old enough to remember when a "public consultation" was just that, not a tick box exercise in going through the motions before carrying on with what you'd already decided.
This could MP for Newcastle Central, Chi have been a tick box exercise so I'm Onwurah, said: "This shows Newcastle shows best practice in working in terms of different agencies working together with families and it shows that it can make a real difference.
Otherwise it is not meaningful consultation, just a tick box exercise.
Mr Linnane from Bebington, said: "We feel as though we have been used by the council as a tick box exercise when in fact they have not listened to any proposals we put forward.
If CE marking does become part of the validation process, it tends to get relegated into a tick box exercise for the IQ, consequently missing the legal obligations.
This is another tick box exercise - meaningless and valueless.
David Skade, Head of Financial Security and MLRO commented: "KYC is not just a tick box exercise.
OVER the past few years we have met many volunteers who have volunteered for agencies and organisations and they have told us that they have packed in for one reason or another - but most have said that they did not feel valued and they felt that decisions had already been made so people just felt like they were just being used as a tick box exercise.