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  Weekender 2005 / 6  


- Lost


- Management speak


- The Monument


- Bournemouth

Blue sky
Just what is blue-sky thinking?
A recent report has criticised the use of management speak in companies. But what is management speak and is it always a bad thing?

In this programme we look at the answers to these questions and hear the opinons of workers and a manager.

You can download the programme in mp3 format and follow it with a transcript by clicking on the links at the bottom of this page.


Examples of management speak

Blue-sky thinking
Idealistic or visionary ideas even if they are not very practical

to get our ducks in a row
to have everything prepared efficiently

brain dump
telling everything you know about a particular topic

think outside the box
don't limit your thinking to within your job description; be creative

joined-up thinking
thinking about how things affect each other, not looking at something by itself

drilling down
getting more detail about something

to push the envelope
to improve performance by going beyond commonly accepted boundaries

the helicopter view
an overview

low-hanging fruit
the easiest targets


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