This week’s contributor adds to our list of words that used to mean something, but now mostly don’t.
No matter what your multimodal model of IT might be, conflict is built into it. Here’s what leaders can do to keep a lid on things
ManagementSpeak: We’d like to thank everyone for stepping up to get this impossible task successfully completed.
Translation: Nobody is getting anything additional for their overtime, and we don’t have anything in the budget for bonuses.
This week’s anonymous contributor got nothing for providing this week’s entry, except for the satisfaction of sharing his insight with the rest of us. Why don’t you follow suit?
Left unchecked, bimodal IT will create a mess. Trimodal IT keeps things clean.
“Once you open a can of worms, the only way to re-can them is to use a larger can.”
– Zymurgy’s First Law of Evolving System Dynamics, which has little or nothing to do with zymurgy.
Implementing bimodal IT doesn’t sound too hard. Until, that is, you have to deal with the cultural fallout.
ManagementSpeak: We’ve decided to go in another direction.
Translation: We found someone a third your age who will take your job for a third of your rate, and we’ll pay you to train him before you go.
This week’s contributor is Bob Kertesz, whose age divided by three doesn’t really matter. What does is that he spotted this fine phrase and took the time to send it in.
Most so-called Catch-22s are nothing of the kind. The hiring Catch-22 is.
“This weekend in Ely, emails are going unanswered and the world doesn’t end.”
– Billboard spotted on Interstate 35, headed north
Businesses fail for lots of reasons, all of which start with either placing the wrong bet, or a weak board.