Can I get some clarity on that? And can we do some engaging?

Check out the management speak in this recent press release from Nokia Siemens Networks….

Nokia Siemens Networks has completed the preliminary planning process to identify the proposed remaining headcount reductions necessary to reach its previously announced synergy-related headcount adjustment goal. As a result, the company is now starting the process of sharing these preliminary plans with employees and employee representatives in Finland and Germany. Actual reductions will occur only after the completion of appropriate consultation processes and in accordance with local legal practices.

My favourite phrase is: ‘synergy-related headcount’

I just did a Google and found that Lester Haines of The Register also got that release 😉 And has actually done a good job of explaining the term.

I tell you what, I am really enjoying getting actual emails from actual business people who tell me, in their own normal words about what’s going on.

The press release still has a function. But deary me… ‘synergy-related’?

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