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Proverb: If Something is Managed By Many, Things Are Missed

I'm wondering if there is a well-known, documented and succinct proverb that matches the idea of: Too many managers or departments overseeing a single task The task fails because there are too many ...
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Better synonym for “actionable”?

In managementese, "actionable" means "able to be acted upon". Unfortunately, its primary meaning is "giving sufficient reason to take legal action" in legalese. I'm looking for a better alternative ...
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Is the word “management” singular or plural? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is a company always plural, or are small companies singular? Which one of the following is correct? Management gets its ideas from its employees. Management gets their ...
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Usage of the word “hand” in the context

We're using a textbook called "English for Management Studies" by Tony Corballis and Wayne Jennings at our English classes at university. I'm saying this so that you know that the following sentence ...
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what does it mean to be cheerleading a project when you are the boss?

I've heard the expression "the boss is cheerleading a project" where the boss is not really managing the project, but is just encouraging their people for the project to happen. Where does this come ...
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What do you call this work disorder?

Initally from this question : https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/58702/how-do-you-call-this-work-disorder?noredirect=1#comment153389_58702 I have observed a frequent work disorder (or at ...
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what is the meaning of “escalation path”?

here's the context: There are clear escalation paths, a clear management chain, and there is information being broadcast to them to help them do their jobs better and more efficiently.
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Which is most appropriate? “Only do this with {management/management's/managemental} approval.”

Which is most appropriate? "Only do this with {management/management's/managemental} approval." I get that the word "management" can be singular or plural. But, can it also be both possessive and ...