management jargon

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Consists of words and phrases that prevent wider understanding of particular ideas or actions. Jargon can be used to bemuse and confuse people, and management jargon in particular is seen as a way of hiding sinister intentions behind benign words. For example, management debunker and cartoonist Scott Adams (see Dilbert) points out that, over the years, increasingly happier sounding management jargon is being used for making people redundant: from ‘you're fired’ to ‘you're laid off’ to ‘you're downsized’ and, nowadays, ‘you're rightsized’. He suggests the following possible changes in the future: ‘you're happysized’, ‘you're splendidsized’, and ‘you're orgasmsized’.

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