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Management speak - don't you just hate it?

Bob_Milton
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Management speak - don't you just hate it?

Have a look at this item from BBC news.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7457287.stm

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40. "At a large media company where I once worked, the head of human resources - itself a weaselly neologism for personnel - told us that she would be cascading down new information to staff. What she meant was she was going to send them a memo. It was one of the reasons I resigned - that, and the fact that the chief exec persisted on referring to the company as a really cool train set."
Andrew, London


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43. "After a reduction in workforce, my university department sent this notice out to confused campus customers: 'Thank you for your note. We are assessing and mitigating immediate impacts, and developing a high-level overview to help frame the conversation with our customers and key stakeholders. We intend to start that process within the week. In the meantime, please continue to raise specific concerns or questions about projects with my office via the Transition Support Center..."
Charles R, Seattle, Washington, US


There are 50 examples if you have the time
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Plusnet Alumni (retired) orbrey
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Re: Management speak - don't you just hate it?

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Re: Management speak - don't you just hate it?

I'm afraid we have a "Human Resources" team, where everyone is a "consultant" including the newest office junior.
Not unnaturally, they are usually referred to as the "Human Remains" team Undecided
John
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Re: Management speak - don't you just hate it?

And I thought HR meant 'Humour Removed'.
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