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Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager, Third Edition by Michael Lopp

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© Michael Lopp 2016

Michael Lopp, Managing Humans, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2158-7_16

16. Fred Hates the Off-Site

A meeting designed to help you set or reset strategy

Michael Lopp

(1)Los Gatos, California, USA

The world of management has a set of power words that it has appropriated as a means of giving itself a sense of identity. This list is endless and entertaining. When these words are spoken, they are said in such a way that you are meant to wonder in awe, “What does that mean?” but you don’t ask for fear of looking like an idiot.

Today’s word: off-site. An off-site is a . . . meeting. There are some specific characteristics to an off-site, but it’s really just a meeting with a group of people that likely lives up to its name in that it’s elsewhere—it’s ...

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