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Relating to management and running a business

admin

noun

the administration of a company, organization etc

admin

adjective

administrative

administer

verb

to be responsible for managing a company, organization, or institution

administration

noun

the activities involved in managing a business, organization, or institution

administration

noun

the process of being responsible for managing a business, organization, or institution

administrative

adjective

relating to the management of a company, organization, or institution

adventurism

noun

a way of managing a business, government, or the armed forces that is considered dangerous and might have negative results

chairmanship

noun

the position of being a chairman, or the time during which someone is a chairman

crisis management

noun

a method of working in which a manager only makes decisions when there is a crisis

critical-path method

noun

a method used in project management that shows which activities must be carried out so that the project can be completed in the shortest time and at the lowest cost

CSR

noun

corporate social responsibility: the belief that a company should consider the social and environmental effects of its activities on its employees and the community around it

delayering

noun

a reduction in the number of levels of management within an organization

direction

noun

leadership or management

directorship

noun

the job of being a director of a company

directorship

noun

the period of time during which someone is a director

downsize

verb

to make a company or organization smaller by reducing the number of workers

ecosystem

noun

all the different activities, companies, systems etc that are involved in a particular area of business, especially new technology

executive

adjective

intended for the most senior people in an organization

headship

noun

the position of being in charge of an organization, especially a school or college

key performance indicator

noun

a way of measuring the effectiveness of an organization and its progress towards achieving its goals

knowledge management

noun

a policy within an organization of keeping information about everyone’s knowledge and training

KPI

noun

key performance indicator: a way of measuring the effectiveness of an organization and its progress towards achieving its goals

lead

noun

the management or leadership of an organization or company

line management

noun

a management system in which instructions are passed from a manager or worker to the person at the next higher or lower level

line management

noun

the managers in a company who are responsible for producing and selling the company’s products

maladministration

noun

bad or dishonest management

manage

verb

to organize and control the work of a company, organization, or group of people

management

noun

the control and operation of a business or organization

management

noun

the process of controlling or managing something

management consultant

noun

someone whose job is to advise managers on how to control and operate their companies more effectively

managerial

adjective

relating to the job of a manager, especially in a company

micromanage

verb

to control every part of a business or system in a way that is not necessary or useful

mismanage

verb

to manage something badly

mismanagement

noun

the process of managing something badly

poison pill

noun

an action taken by a company in order to make someone less likely to want to start a takeover bid for it

project management

noun

the planning and organization of the work that a project involves, including deciding how much money and time and how many people are needed

restraint of trade

noun

the act of preventing free competition in business, in a way that is unfair

rightsize

verb

if a company rightsizes, it gets rid of some workers in order to save money or become more effective. This word is often used to avoid saying that people will lose their jobs.

risk assessment

noun

the process of calculating how much risk is involved in a particular action

risk management

noun

a method of controlling losses or damage to a business

running

noun

the management or organization of a business, home, or service

shake up

to make changes in the way that a company is organized so that it is more effective or successful

strategic planning

noun

the process of planning the activities of a business so that it competes well with other businesses and makes a profit

suggestion scheme

noun

a system in which people who work for an organization suggest ways in which it could be improved, and are given rewards for useful suggestions

SWOT analysis

noun

an examination of an organization’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, used as a way of measuring how successful it can be and as a way of planning for the future

total quality management

noun

a style of management based on the belief that everyone in an organization is responsible for the quality of the goods or services sold to the customer

TQM

abbreviation

total quality management

value chain

noun

the series of activities that a company carries out as it designs, makes, sells, and delivers a product or service, with each activity adding value

worker participation

noun

the idea of involving ordinary employees in making decisions at all levels in a business

administratively

adverb

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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