ManagementSpeak: Your position is safe.
Translation: As soon as we find a replacement for you, you’re history.
This week’s contributor is, however, irreplaceable.
No matter where you look, dynamic relationships are replacing statically defined ones.
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” – Peter Drucker
”Infrastructure eats it for lunch.” – Scott Lee and Bob Lewis
Obsolescence can result in the Stockholm Syndrome, where old technology is the captor and it’s your business that’s being held hostage.
ManagementSpeak: Take my advice.
Translation: Heaven knows I’m not going to take my own advice.
And today’s contributor was … me.
When it comes to major releases, stay more or less current. Take it from me. I didn’t.
“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.