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Body of work

Taught by lowkey | Edit Tagged as body, body of work, progress, projects, report, work, | 0 Comments »

Work, but with more words. Used to imply a lot of work in a progress report without using the phrase "a lot of."

As in...
The HR team have a completed a body of work towards implementation of the new system.

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Body of work

Taught by lowkey | Edit Tagged as body, body of work, progress, projects, report, work, | 0 Comments »

Work, but with more words. Used to imply a lot of work in a progress report without using the phrase "a lot of."

As in...
The HR team have a completed a body of work towards implementation of the new system.

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Knowledge

Taught by DrCrank | Edit Tagged as knowledge, knowledge leader, knowledge worker, | 0 Comments »

A commodity to be used, processed and transferred to others requiring no particular expertise or understanding of the subject. The commodity is gathered and stored by knowledge workers, and processed by knowledge leaders.

As in...
We need to take that knowledge of the laboratory and transfer it to the knowledge leaders of marketing

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In the hopper

Taught by Keith | Edit Tagged as in the hopper, in_the_hopper, projects, work, | 0 Comments »

To have projects or leads in queue ready to be started.

As in...
I don't have that now, but I have a few things in the hopper.

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Work streams

Taught by Rob Helm | Edit Tagged as work streams, | 1 Comments »

tasks

As in...
"X and Y are planning to engage in several work streams including joint sales and marketing, solutions collaboration, and corporate citizenship initiatives"

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Shovel ready

Taught by Lecturer Rapscallion | Edit Tagged as beta, pilot, quick ramp up, short term thinking, shovel ready, skunkworks, | 0 Comments »

A project capable of wasting money now rather than potentially wasting larger amounts in the future.

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Don't you think we should bring the consultants in instead as a stop gap? I'm sure there are some shovel ready opportunities that can help us to realize incremental improvements aligned with our go to market strategy while we wait for our portfolio capabilities to evolve.

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Like a whale eating plankton

Taught by TA Radman | Edit Tagged as cable network, company, data, like a whale eating plankton, machine, matter, project, sales guy, team, | 0 Comments »

When a very large amount of data that doesn't individually matter, feeds a huge beast of a machine, project, company, or team in a way that does matter.

As in...
George the Cable Network Sales Guy: It's really amazing, really. All those points, just floating around out there, millions and millions of them. My boss likes to say it's like a whale eating plankton.

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Remote

Taught by Lecturer Rapscallion | Edit Tagged as always connected, not coming in, remote, virtual office, working from home, | 0 Comments »

Not physically in a central location.

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In an age where we are constantly connected to one another through email, text message, cell phone, instant message, and video conferencing, the need to physically sit next to another member of your team is virtually nonexistant, as in:

Stan: Team, I will be remote tomorrow as I have a lot of writing to do on my proposal that is due Friday.

Ryan: What does that mean?

Stan: It means I'll be sitting on my couch writing my response. If you need me, call the cell.

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Deliverable

Taught by TA Ryan | Edit Tagged as deliverable, hangover, product, production, spreadsheet, turd, work, | 0 Comments »

A fancy word for the thing that is produced as a result of your work - a product. This could be a spreadsheet, an email, a powerpoint, a web design, or a turd.

As in...
Steve: Jan, I'm going to need that deliverable by EOD tomorrow. Is that going to be a problem?

Jan: Well, considering I've got a date tonight and will probably be hungover as hell tomorrow, yes, it is.

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Run it up the flagpole

Taught by Lecturer Rapscallion | Edit Tagged as awareness, escalate, escalation, lunch break, run it up the flagpole, teamwork, | 3 Comments »

To make others, some of which that are higher up on the ladder than the current group, aware of a situation or issue.

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Walter, the client just called and she seemed very PO'd that the whole accounting department was at lunch at the same time. When Phillip gets back I'm going to run it up the flagpole and see what we can do about resolving this going forward. I swear, I just can't take another bitchy call today. I'm going to freak out.

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All hands on deck

Taught by Lecturer Rapscallion | Edit Tagged as getting stuff done, teamwork, working hard, | 0 Comments »

Something that necessitates that many people contribute to the outcome

As in...
Guys, we've got 24 hours to prepare the executive summary for this initiative. We're going to need all hands on deck if we expect to get it done. Call your wives, girlfriends, or both, and tell them you won't be home tonight.

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All hands on deck

Taught by Lecturer Rapscallion | Edit Tagged as getting stuff done, teamwork, working hard, | 0 Comments »

Something that necessitates that many people contribute to the outcome

As in...
Guys, we've got 24 hours to prepare the executive summary for this initiative. We're going to need all hands on deck if we expect to get it done. Call your wives, girlfriends, or both, and tell them you won't be home tonight.

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Hit the ground running

Taught by Lecturer Rapscallion | Edit Tagged as balls in the air, big balls, damn clue, dive right in, hit the ground running, join the team, leave work early, manager, managers, new hire, new hires, recruiter, recruiters, scapegoat, sink or swim, what the hell, | 2 Comments »

The idea that the minute you start a new job, or a new task, you can immediately make an intelligent and significant contribution, despite not having a clue what the hell is going on.

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Most often encountered in references to new hires, recruiters and managers often like to use phrases like this: "We're excited for you to join the team Sammy. You're going to have to dive right in, and hit the ground running on that big Balls in the Air project. We're counting on you to pull through on this!"

It often translates, loosely, if you were chatting with friends outside of work, to something like this: "Sammy, we don't have a damn clue what the hell we're doing with big Balls in the Air, and neither do you, so, since we don't have budget or processes in place to bring you up to speed, you get this beast which lets us veterans watch you sink or swim and gives us a scapegoat while also freeing up our schedules to leave work early. Thanks!"

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Proactive

Taught by Lecturer Rapscallion | Edit Tagged as getting it done, initiative, working hard, | 1 Comments »

Showing initiative to accomplish something before actually asked to do it.

As in...
I kicked my boss in the face last night, so I went ahead and cleared out my desk. Just trying to be proactive.