The word is used so often, it runs the risk of becoming too cliché to be useful. Not just in corporate America, but in so many facets of our life: diversity of the workforce, diversity in government, and diversity in our investment portfolios, to name a few.
It can appear glamorous or appealing to an executive anxious to climb the corporate ladder. Being sent on an overseas assignment to an exotic land or emerging economy would seem to be a win/win proposition for multinational corporations and the talent they want to cultivate for bigger and better things. So reports SHRM.
We’ve seen it again and again – especially in an era of rapid-growth from garage start-up to corporate giant. Companies start out lean and mean and hungry. Their founders have a great idea and a vision that evolves through hard work, innovative products, and eventually an IPO into a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average or the NASDAQ Composite.
We hear them all the time. We use them, sometimes without giving them a second thought. Over time, some become part of the corporate lingo, while others vanish and are replaced by new ones. They are known as corporate “buzzwords” – words or phrases that invade corporate culture and are seen to echo popular sentiments or trends. So reports The New York Times.