- "At the end of the day"
- "teaching opportunity"
Image via Wikipediaand every managers favorite parable - "A Message to Garcia" by Elbert Hubbard [see http://www.birdsnest.com/garcia.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Message_to_Garcia ] Very snarky list of Management Speak and translation into plain English:
Image via WikipediaManagers and manager-speak: what is a "manager," anyway? - Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science: "
This is my excuse, and I am sticking with it. Manager speak is a good tool to dazzle people with bullshit, just long enough to make a quick get-away to a place where you can hide from the problem.
...whether knowing that someone uses management jargon in their speech gives you information on how likely they are to be a manager...
1) In paternalistic cultures, leaders are expected to project confidence, and lack of understanding is rarely punished. So rattling off canned phrases is effective for managers, because it is very unlikely to get called on it.
2) Without whips or waterboards, managers are expected, with only their voices, to do the impossible - motivate another person to do something that is against that person's instinct and habit. Against futility, they can only run off their mouths. Again, canned phrases help.
A manager that didn't avail himself to canned phrases would be such an eerie, uncanny creature it would likely be fired or chased down an alleyway with pitchforks or torches. It would creep out upper management and employees alike.