A manager just forwarded an article that he recommended, as it shows how our leaders are thinking and what we should be focusing on. It is yet another in a long series of buzzword-heavy, content-free collections of empty soundbites but yet they're always presented as these groundbreaking, drop-everything-and-read announcements.
Let's optimize flow by applying best practices!
Streamline our processes by eliminating wasteful steps!
Differentiate our products from our competitors!
I just don't get it. Am I supposed to feel inspired? I find absolutely nothing of value in an executive's ability to recite the latest business concept crazes. It's up there with creating a task force that takes 6 months (not to mention $$$) to come up with a mission statement, or worse, to update an existing mission statement because that usually involves changing like 3 words. To synonyms