Paul Henman (henman) wrote,
Paul Henman

Pet peeve

Originally published at Paul Henman at You can comment here or there.

It bugs me when people talk about “allocating resources” when they mean “assigning people” – it makes it sound like the professionals employed by (any) company are simply a commodity, a square peg than be placed into any square hole, or round hole given sufficient pressure. If your company looks on you and your co-workers as “resources” then I bet you feel truly valued and appreciated. Resources are things like money, equipment or the like – things which we need in order to do our job, things which won’t object to being called resources. :)

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