Here are more business jokes, masquerading as the episodic publication of The Management Contradictionary (Benjamin Marks, Rodney Marks, and Robert Spillane. Michelle Anderson Publishing: Melbourne).
It’s available in all good libraries, and quite a few bad ones, too. The book is in alphabetical order, so feel free to keep reading the blog posts – past, present and future – from eh? to zzz.
The Management Contradictionary defines the real meaning behind management terms.
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company photo day
If you need a photo to remember something, then it’s not worth remembering.
Inadequate recompense for your time.
Getting away with it.
Someone whose funeral you’re prepared to attend, and even arrange.
- A device to increase paperwork.
- A machine that timelines the ignorance of IT companies, and is three months out of date as soon as it hits your desk.
An escalating game played between program developers and program consumers, in which the latter test-market the product at their own expense, making suggestions for improvements that should have been built into the software in the first place.
It’s not my fault; society is to blame.
An expensive meeting at which people confer.
- Two or more individuals or groups of individuals or entities in neither total agreement nor total disagreement over one or more matters of greater or lesser importance in and of themselves.
- Two or more individuals or groups of individuals or entities in total agreement or total disagreement over one or more matters of greater or lesser importance in and of themselves.
When everyone sings the company song from the same page of the corporate hymn sheet, when all the ducks are in a row, and when the troops – in formation – line up to salute the company logo.
An organisation so diverse that even it doesn’t know what business it is in.
A digressed conference.
A quality claimed by compliance managers to justify their salaries.
- That which humans use to deny I.
The authors could not come to an agreement on this definition.
Someone who prefers the jam we’re in.
Using groupthink to create scapegoats.
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