(1). An internal meeting (see pow wow) intended to generate ideas, which quickly devolves into (1) a complaint session about the company, (2) a general discussion on last night’s American Idol results, or (3) one employee explaining all of his or her ideas in detail while the others quietly nod and check their blackberries.
“Team, I really just want this to be a brainstorming session about the direction we want to go in this year, so please feel free to speak your minds. Okay, to start, Ed will be informing you all of the direction we are going to go in this year. Ed?”
(1). A way to say “we haven’t made any progress” without actually saying “we haven’t made any progress”.
“As to our penetration into the fast-moving app space, we continue to make strides in that arena. We’re looking for the coming fiscal year to be a major contributor to the growth cycle of that part of our business.”