Management 101 – for Prompt 5 – Cliche

business chart showing success

business chart showing success (Photo credit: SalFalko)

Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater
We have to right size this organisation
But that doesn’t mean we have to re-invent the wheel
We have to up size our delivery streams
Embrace a matrix reporting structure
That works outside of real time constraints
And virtualises the profit trajectory
If we are to realise our strategic potential
And risk minimise the downside of the equation

As this powerpoint clearly shows
And our metrics also indicate
We’ve been putting the cart before the horse
And trying to square the circle
We’ve got to roll our sleeves up
And understand the shopfloor perspective
So we can measure our productivity
Not just our presenteeism
If we are ever to potentialise
Our key deliverables and meet
Our performance indicators

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

Just a mash up of management clichés for mindlovemisery’s prompt this week (see her blog at  )

And no, it doesn’t really mean anything, most Mgt speak doesn’t, LOL!  🙂  🙂

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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22 Responses to Management 101 – for Prompt 5 – Cliche

  1. Haha this is fantastic! My god you worked the prompt fantastically lol Way to embrace the cliches

  2. Brian Hughes says:

    As they say, if you can’t stun ’em with science, baffle ’em with technobabble. (Well, they don’t quite say that, but that’s close enough for a public comments box.)

  3. Such a great combination of so many sayings! I like the picture too -perfect for your poem!

  4. limseemin says:

    Try visit my blog. Maybe u will like it. Don’t forget to follow. Haha 🙂

  5. What fun!!!! Loved the picture, too!! This was so great, Helen!

  6. gs batty says:

    it’s sort of like reading resumes from people trying BS their way into a job. I think I’ll part of this for my next job interview.

  7. nessa1313 says:

    omg! “square the circle” kills me. Well done. This kind of speak gives me the willies.

  8. David King says:

    Oh, I remember all those! Best thing about retiring was not having to!

  9. SSMatthews says:

    Hey! I remember this memo! It’s the one I folded into a paper plane as sailed through an open window. There’s some great humor here Helen, Loved it!

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