seagull approach

seagull approach

business slang A management style or approach in which the manager only becomes involved in a matter when a problem is perceived to have arisen, especially when they have little other knowledge about said matter and only cause more problems as a result of their involvement. I'm sick of this new boss's seagull approach. If he would just let us get on with our work instead of swooping in every time there's a hiccup, we'd nearly be finished by now!
See also: approach, seagull
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The seagull approach is a term coined by an especially gifted -- and now former -- endowment CIO who grew weary of having his trustees arrive for their regular meetings with little recollection of their commitment to empower staff.