(1). A way IT guys claim to be making headway on a project even though they can’t produce any concrete evidence that they have done anything at all.
“The system conversion? Well, we’re making macro progress on that and expect to pretty much be on schedule. No, we’re not ready for a test yet… No, you can’t talk to the team… Sorry to cut this short, I’ve got to jump on another call.”
(1). A way to describe virtually everyone in a meeting where the new boss says he’s going to “turn this ship around” by “identifying efficiencies“. By the way, you’re all going to be fired.
“So, after Alex went into his bit about ‘we’re going to make us the Bank One of banks’, all I saw was a bunch of nodding heads in the room. I didn’t have the heart to say anything, so I just nodded my head, too.”