(1). A general term used to describe both positive and negative comments, often during performance reviews. As with actual feedback, the comments are usually painful to hear and often result in headaches.
(1). An idiom that is used when an email is sent to a group of people solely for the purpose of confirming something is complete (so you can all get off my case about it already!).
“Hi everyone – Just to close the loop on this, the wire went out today, so we should be all set. Great job getting this done for his Royal Highness, the Prince of Nigeria, so quickly. I can’t believe we were holding all of his money in someone else’s account all this time!”
(1). Someone your company hires to “modernize” its business practices and operations. This person is generally loved by management and universally loathed by staff.
“Well, congratulations on your new role, Donna. I hear you’re going to be an agent of change over there, with all of the new procedures you’re implementing. I wouldn’t expect too many fruit baskets at Christmas this year, though.”