to present a plan or idea to an audience and gauge the reaction
Sr. Mgmt #1: Let's resolve how to inform junior personnel about our "Salary Streamlining Strategy".
Sr. Mgmt #1: This is the policy requiring all mandatory employee training be conducted on their own time. Saves us money.
Sr. Mgmt #2: (demanding attention) Let me just float a balloon here... We direct the staff to develop a deck that we present to them. We can call it the "Learnings Opportunity Matrix".
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