Delegate: Pass the buck

Pending: What the hell do we do with this?

Delayed: Forgotten

Urgent: Panic

Extreme Urgency: Blind Panic

Frank and open discussion: Flaming row

Analytical projection: Guess

Forecast: Guess

Long Range Forecast: Wild guess

Scheduled: Hoped for

Deficiency Analysis: Pointing the finger

Ambitious: Ruthless

Strategy: Low cunning

Shrewd: Devious

Profit: Profit

Profit before tax: Loss

Deficit: Staggering Loss

Industrial by-product: Our waste

Environmental pollution: Other people’s waste

Pilfering: Theft by employee

Fringe benefit: Theft by executive

Terminal payment: Golden handshake

Supplementary statistical information: Padding

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Glossary of Management Terms*

December 15, 2016

* “Glossary of Management Terms” did the ’rounds in the 80’s… but still brings a smile to many – enjoy!
Delegate: Pass the buck
Pending: What the hell do we do with this?
Delayed: Forgotten
Urgent: Panic
Extreme Urgency: Blind Panic
Frank and open discussion: Flaming row
Analytical projection: Guess
Forecast: Guess
Long Range Forecast: Wild guess
Scheduled: Hoped for
Deficiency Analysis: Pointing the finger
Ambitious: Ruthless
Strategy: Low cunning
Shrewd: Devious
Profit: Profit
Profit before tax: Loss
Deficit: Staggering Loss
Industrial by-product: Our waste
Environmental pollution: Other people’s waste
Pilfering: Theft by employee
Fringe benefit: Theft by executive
Terminal payment: Golden handshake
Supplementary statistical information: Padding