(1). The attempt by management to institute changes to a company’s infrastructure in order to rejuvenate their dying and obsolete business (i.e. layoffs and store closings).
“Team, as you know, with changes in technology, the spending habits of our customers are shifting. In response to these changing times, our company is undergoing a cultural evolution. Corporate has asked all of us to attend an offsite next week, so they can roll out their new list of ‘Core Beliefs’. Oh, not you, Joe…would you mind coming to my office after this meeting…?”
(1). A call to a competitor or client by a consultant without disclosing who they are working for (and usually pretending to be a prospect) in order to get some information out of them about their business or operations.
“So, we had a no names discussion with the folks at IBM, as you requested…turns out they make computers. It’ll all be in our final report…”