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Real Business : Issue 1 2010
Knife and fork it To deal with a problem bit by bit (You won t hear this one often) Real Business ISSUE 1, 2010 INFRONT FROM SMALL THINGS HOW TO... TWO MINDS WHAT I'M WORKING ON DASHBOARD If you find yourself having conversations that revolve around 'thinking outside the box' or looking at things from a 'helicopter view' -- welcome, you have officially entered the workplace. Pick the lowest fruit on the tree To choose the easiest option First cab off the rank To be the first to do, use or promote something Blue-sky thinking Open-minded thinking that doesn t necessarily have practical application ink outside the box Suggest things that are more creative or obscure Hit the ground running To start a project or job at full speed Jargon, or corporate speak, is common in the workplace and almost impossible to avoid. Analogies, catchphrases and slogans are often used by managers, rather than plain English, to motivate their staff or to communicate an idea. While some people love this kind of talk, be aware that it will send others running in the opposite direction. ere is no harm in using office jargon, as long as it doesn t get in the way of clear, concise communication. Save these terms for the office... We re in danger of boiling the ocean Attempting to achieve too much when a smaller goal is all that s required Desk jockey A staff member who does everything at their desk: works, eats, chats and so on Keep it on your radar Keep a close eye on an idea or thought in order to use it when appropriate Car park an idea Put an idea on hold to wait for further developments or to be discussed at a different time Touch base To speak with a colleague about the progress of a project On the same page You and your colleague are thinking the same thing row it to the wall and see what sticks Consider a few options or solutions to a project or problem to see which one works best Connect and network with other students online by becoming a fan of the 'Become a CPA' page on Facebook to get all the latest updates on entry pathways into CPA Program. FACEBOOK FAN PAGE
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