ManagementSpeak: It’s with great pleasure we announce that Joe Doe has been selected to become your new manager.
Translation: Joe Doe reminds me of me more than you do.
For some reason, correspondent L.T. is feeling a bit like George Bailey on the bridge.
ManagementSpeak: I’m only your interim department head, so I want you team members to work out the project assignments and priorities.
Translation: I don’t know what you’re supposed to do or how you’re supposed to do it, and I plan to be long gone before you deliver it.
Well, this interim department head wasn’t long gone before our contributor explained what he was really saying.