Let's cut to chase on this topic. Checkout my 10 must know definitions for most commonly abused/confused corporate lingo, in my words as I see it, for you to learn and adopt to have an engaging and productive workplace.
- Organization Culture = Not what leadership says but what leadership practices.
- People Leadership = When leadership STOPS seeing people as resources and STARTS seeing them as a team to work with.
- Product Leadership = Work towards boosting revenue, and reducing costs, by simplifying/enriching user experience using data and technology.
- Engineering Leadership = Delivering business value by Balancing Business Expectations against Engineering Team Expectations and Capacity; and look for continuous improvement in all things between business and team leveraging technology and adopting better practices.
- Feedback = Is a two-way street in conversation that has signals (data or specific incident details) where you stop and pause before resuming. It is NOT a 1-way highway of opinion where one feels entitled to give it and expects the listener to take it without any questions.
- Smart Hiring = When hiring is focused on improving selection criteria of candidates and not be obsessed about filtration.
- Smart Retention = When you understand the proverbial statement that reads, "A bird in hand is worth two in the bush".
- Smart Firing = Not doing it for performance but for dangerous behavior that puts business or teams at risk.
- True Loyalty = Not how long one stays with a company but what one contributed to it, during one's stay in the realm of his capacity and influence.
- Hierarchy = Not entitlements for vested interests but growth of risks, and responsibilities in one's charter as recognition of one's potential to deliver without compromising on values.
Think there is a better way to define it? I sure would love to hear your thoughts..