(EN) – Dictionary of Management Jargon | William Wieker



What your boss meant to say

Copyright 1996 – 2016 by William Wieker. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the author. For information email : mj @ wieker.com


Management uses a great deal of jargon to explain things to their employees. Employees, wishing to clearly understand their management, must understand this management jargon. They must not be misled by the words and phrases used by management. Management jargon is a combination of words, phrases, and sentence constructs which can be used to obscure a statement. Jargon is less specific and thus less clear than ordinary English. When management uses jargon to clarify a point it frequently obscures the truth. Occasionally, management may use jargon to hide their own lack of knowledge when answering employee’s questions.This book attempts to clarify the meaning of management jargon. The explanations of the terms may not be accepted by all. Common use may dictate completely different meanings. New words are added to management jargon all the time. Also, the meanings of individual phrases change over time.While every effort has been taken in the preparation of this book, the author assumes no responsibility for any errors and/or omissions, or for any damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein.


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