Up Front: BUSINESS SPEAK
THE TIGER TEAM IS MIND-MAPPING
CORPO-BABBLE IS GETTING more arcane all the time. Or so says consultant Walter Polsky, head of Chicago-based Cambridge Human Resource Group, who is compiling a dictionary to help the uninitiated interface with colleagues without losing face.
Let's try "downscoping." That's when a company sheds subsidiaries unrelated to its core business. Then there's the military-like "tiger team," specialists who cut through layers of bureaucracy to solve problems. They may try "mind-mapping," or solo brainstorming. These days often call for "job morphing"--changing your job and skills to meet new work requirements. The workplace ideal is a "You Inc." type: flexible, eager for extra work, and self-promotional. Also, usually unlikely to be laid off.
-- JOB MORPHING
-- TIGER TEAM
-- YOU INC.
DATA: CAMBRIDGE HUMAN
RESOURCE GROUP EDITED BY LARRY LIGHT, WITH OLUWABUNMI SHABI