Stay away from hollow management speak (Guest commentary)

Management's use of buzzwords makes employees cynical
By Edmond Mellina
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/22/2007

During my last trip to France, a friend gave me a document that looked like a communication aid for managers. Titled “

le parler creux sans peine

,” which roughly translates as “hollow speak made easy,” the document mocks the buzzword-laden communications favoured by hordes of managers and consultants in France and around the world.