REACHING OUT TO THE GAY COMMUNITY HAS ALSO BEEN DIFFICULT, SINCE THE TWO GROUPS OFTEN FIND THEMSELVES AT CROSS-PURPOSES
A hoard that includes directors who have no relationship with a CEO or other directors, who may lack critical competencies and who may perceive themselves as working at cross-purposes
with management would be simply unworkable.
Despite advances in our understanding of heart disease, American culture still works at cross-purposes
to health and well-being.
The document would work at cross-purposes
since the type of content needed by these two audiences would conflict.
Well it may be that Coppe, Fox, and Winstanley were refashioning this idiom of rage; it is nonetheless true that they resorted to it even when they were at cross-purposes
with its more orthodox applications.
In Baltimore Opera's second offering this season, a production of Tosca, Andrea Licata's conducting produced almost funereal tempi that dissipated much of the dramatic intensity of Puccini's operatic melodrama and worked at cross-purposes
with former Opera de Montreal general director Bernard Uzan's otherwise well-pointed stage direction.
Fortunately, sensitive curating of the individual segments proved more powerful than their overall tendency to work at cross-purposes
The executives are well meaning; they're just accidentally working at cross-purposes