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
Idealistic or visionary ideas even if they are not very practical
to get our ducks in a row
to have everything prepared efficiently
telling everything you know about a particular topic
think outside the box
don't limit your thinking to within your job description; be creative
thinking about how things affect each other, not looking at something by itself
getting more detail about something
to push the envelope
to improve performance by going beyond commonly accepted boundaries
the helicopter view
the easiest targets
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