“Ours is the age that is proud of machines that think and suspicious of men who try to.”
– H. Mumford Jones
There’s little as overhyped these days than Digital. And yet, Digital matters. Possibly a lot.
ManagementSpeak: We will discuss this later.
Translation: Forget it, and get out of my office.
Something to not forget – I need a new ManagementSpeak every week, just to keep up.
Healthy work environments depend on good-natured give and take. But even the most good-natured give and take can cause offense. Now what?
ManagementSpeak: Perception is nine-tenths of the law.
Translation: I really shouldn’t be allowed to speak to people … or own sharp things.
This week’s contributor owns something particularly sharp — an ear for the absurd phrase.
Fair is fair. You got to be the victim yesterday.
ManagementSpeak: Let’s take this offline.
Translation: Stop it. You’re embarrassing both of us.
I’ve heard this one lots of times, and have no intention of embarrassing any of the parties involved by identifying them.
Is political correctness really ruining this country?
By Bob Lewis | March 28, 2016
Topics: ManagementSpeak | Comments Off on ManagementSpeak, 3/28/2016
ManagementSpeak: We’re aligning our staffing with our core objectives.
Translation: Marketing is gaining a headcount, and IT is losing one.
With this fine entry we can add J. MacKenzie as another headcount in our ManagementSpeak source roster.
Ever wonder why big teams are slower than small teams? All you need to understand the answer is a bit of calculus.