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"I know we didn't accomplish anything, but that's what meetings are for."
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"Look, all I'm asking is that we let market forces bring a greater degree of efficiency into our marriage."
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Six people walk one dog.
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"Mr. Sherman, you hired our team of management consultants to stremline your enterprise, and that is precisely what we are doing."
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'Of course it's efficient - it's a flowchart.'
"We'll find the money for that. My guy is on it right now."
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"We're not that well organized, but we know where everybody is."
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"Dadburnit, another one got away. If either of you have any ideas on how we can make this posse
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"In an effort to boost production we are implementing this new plan to motivate you."
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"The efficiency expert finally showed up for his appointment. Should I send him in?"
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'The efficiency experts we hired will need an extra week to finish their report.'
EFFICIENCY EXPERT, 'You should sell thd whole business and go on welfare.'
"I've created a device that converts cat food directly into cat hair thereby eliminating the middle man!"
'Our efficiency expert's only recommendation was to continue his contract.'
'We need to have a shake-up!'
'Better head down to the lobby, Jenkins. It seems our new turn-around specialist is stuck in revolving door.'
"Accepting change involves more than changing the 'Managing Change' meeting to next month!"
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'For your idea that saves the company 500,000, I'm awarding you this certificate of appreciation,'
'As a consultant, my job is to speak to you as if I knew how your business worked.'
"It's from corporate. They need us to cut operating expenses even more."
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'Get with it, Dave! Cubicles are the new barrels!'
'Item 56(B), we need to schedule a series of meetings to discuss whether we should have a meeting to look at whether we're having too many meetings!'
'That's a bucket load of cash saved, warrants a bonus don't you think!'
'Right, I've convened these meetings to explore some concerns about the number of meetings we've been having.'
"This budget needs more fat for me to trim."