‘Then we will apply in anger’- what does this actually mean?
NewPage · 26/04/2020 10:08
I started working at a place where a lot of people use the phrase ‘apply in anger’ or ‘implement in anger’. I have no idea what this means and it sounds ridiculous. Anyone know what it means? Or is it just the usual business BS?
trashcansinatra · 26/04/2020 10:18
It probably just means for it for real' or 'scale up/out what we have been doing.
Would that make sense? If not, perhaps giving an example would help.
CuriousaboutSamphire · 26/04/2020 10:27
Just the usual business BS.
It just means we now stop planning and do it for real.
Thunderbirds are go.
That sort of thing.
BikeRunSki · 26/04/2020 10:31
I work with emergency planners. We plan and simulate lots of scenarios, try them out with the relevant partners etc. When we have to implement them to deal with fur eg: a flood, this is what we call”in anger”.
NewPage · 26/04/2020 12:39
Thank you so much! You have really helped.
My strategy has always been to try and do things with compassion and empathy and I find the word ‘anger’ jarring in the work context. However I now see that I was applying it too literally. Thank you again.
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