seagull manager


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seagull manager

business slang A manager who 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 seagull manager. 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: seagull
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The definition was on the concept of the 'Seagull Manager'.
But as illustrated through parallels to the modern work environment, it becomes obvious that Charlie is a "seagull manager"--one who hovers over his workers, squawking orders and "leaving steaming deposits of you-know-what on the heads of those around them." As expected, the main result is greater turnover and reduced productivity.
Another contained a list of comic nicknames for officers including a "seagull manager" which was defined as "a manager who flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps on everything and leaves".
Seagull Manager: A manager, who flies in, makes a lot of noise, s**ts on everything and then leaves.
* Seagull Manager: A manager who flies in, makes a lot of noise, dumps over everything and then leaves
One of my favourite terms from my days working in an office: Seagull Manager - "A manager who flaps in, ...on everything, and then flaps out again."
Are you a "control-freak" an "absentee manager" or a "seagull manager?"...
"Seagull manager" was defined as "a manager who flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps on everything and leaves!"
Working for a large conglomerate, it was quite common for me to meet my peers from other departments whose bosses showed characteristics of seagull managers. These were managers who were erratic and arrogant, hurting the morale of their subordinates and blamed others for their failures.
One such form of authority can be seagull managers.
However, seagull managers are authoritative managers and critics often identified for their negative roles while dealing with employees with minimal emotional connection.
With a tendency to fly into situations without knowing the background, seagull managers disrupt teams by disappearing for days at a time, only to swoop back in, squawk out orders, and then leave as fast as they arrive.
Some fed-up workers even say their seagull managers do to their employees what the real birds do to cars and buildings.
Seagull managers: They fly in, make a lot of noise and mess and then fly out.