“I told you so!” – Battle cry of every spouse who wants to be an ex-spouse
Not too many years ago, IT was advised to lock things down tightly. No more.
ManagementSpeak: Your position has been eliminated.
Translation: You solved our problems — thank you very much — now get lost.
This week’s anonymous contributors solved one of KJR’s problems — our ongoing need for fresh ManagementSpeaks. You can too — just keep your ears open and send in the offending phrases.
Target expects to save $2 billion a year from its recent round of layoffs. Too bad it isn’t going to invest it in growth.
“An approximate answer to the right problem is worth a good deal more than an exact answer to an approximate problem.”
- John Tukey, Statistician
Alive, well, and living in your organization. All it takes is technique, hard work, and a goal of objective decision-making.
Translation: Determine the number of actual working employees you must fire in order to balance your budget and unbalance the organization.
Thanks go to this week’s contributor, who solved our need for a great ManagementSpeak while pointing out that “solve” doesn’t always mean “do math.”
Evidence-based decision-making is superior to the alternatives. Superior, that is, when and only when you have reliable evidence to use.
By Bob Lewis | February 24, 2015
Topics: ManagementSpeak | Comments Off
“The problem with the future is that when it shows up, I’m always older.” — Unknown
When you and a computer disagree, how do you resolve the dispute? It’s a tough question with no simple answer.