Here begins 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. It’s in alphabetical order, so feel free to keep reading the blog posts until you get to z, or zzz.
The Management Contradictionary defines the real meaning behind management terms.
The capacity and competency to prove potential capability.
Not like me.
A 180 degree policy reversal. Often revolutionary; that is, 360 degrees.
Paid promotion that you agree is a gamble, such as TV, radio and print advertising.
The most insulting word in any language.
Lack of belief in predetermination or the divine providence of coincidence.
Semi-permeable listening device.
An out-of-fashion concept that refers to people being held responsible for their own actions. Pre-dates, and made redundant by, the concept of blaming, which is central to organisational behaviour.
The rewriting of history, in columns and rows, to justify to shareholders what you did with their money.
Money you’ll eventually pay those supplies whom you’ve selected to keep in business.
Money that’s owed to you by customers using you as their choice of bank, due to your preferred terms: no loan application fee, no interest, no credit rating downgrade. Best located in the marketing department.
Abandoning a larger task.
acronyms and initialisms
Short-cuts to obscurity.
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