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méthodes de management plus offensives

English translation: more dynamic/forceful management methods or approaches

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French term or phrase:méthodes de management plus offensives
English translation:more dynamic/forceful management methods or approaches
Entered by: Yolanda Broad
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07:07 Mar 24, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Bus/Financial
French term or phrase: méthodes de management plus offensives
Hello,
what I'm specifically looking for is the current "jargon" for "offensive" (as opposed to "défensive") in the context of management methods.
I have a niggling feeling that I should avoid "offensive" in English (there is nothing offensive (insulting) about the methods they want to implement) but hesitate as to what else could be used. Pro-active? Aggressive?

In this case, the text deals with microfinance institutions in Africa. The specific passage is:
"Des progrès restent à accomplir: le rajeunissement de certains cadres (here: executives), ..., l'adoption de méthodes de management plus offensives, l'innovation dans les services financiers offerts. C'est le chantier de ce projet. Il est réalisable."

Thank you!
LAC
United States
Local time: 22:41
more dynamic/forceful management methods or approaches
Explanation:
I thoroughly agree that "offensive" carries a pejoratife connotation in English. And I don't think that "aggressive" would be much less "offensive" to the reader!

I like "proactive" (note spelling) the best, but if you are uncomfortable with that one, how about "more dynamic/forceful" management methods or approaches?
Selected response from:

Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 23:41
Grading comment
Thank you all... even if this is yet another case of desperately wishing I could pick multiple winners!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naMORE STRAIGHT FORWARD MANAGEMENT METHODSGISELE PALOMINO
namore dynamic/forceful management methods or approaches
Yolanda Broad
namore offensive/brisker management methodsAlbert Golub
naproactive
CLS Lexi-tech
naAggressive management methods / aggressive management strategies
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
namore aggressive management methodsBuzzy


  

Answers


11 mins
more aggressive management methods


Explanation:
"aggressive" was my instinctive idea, and confirmed by several Websites after search on Google

eg
Results of Defensive vs. Agressive Management, ...
www.oakbrookinvest.com/rn/rn4.html
to name but one


    own knowledge + web search
Buzzy
Local time: 05:41
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 377

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Yolanda Broad

Fuad Yahya

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29 mins
Aggressive management methods / aggressive management strategies


Explanation:
Confirming:( Webcrawler:6 ) [ Translate ]
#151-3, Dongdaeshin-dong 1Ka SuGu,Pusan.
... With its future-oriented, agressive management strategy, Winners Korea has already
http://srd.yahoo.com/goo/agressive management/7/*h .... found in: ( Yahoo-Google:7 )

http://www.wlky.com/news.html found in: ( Webcrawler:9 ) [ Translate ]
SEOKWANG MACHINERY CO.,LTD
... invested in research and development to prepare for 21 century with agressive management
http://srd.yahoo.com/goo/agressive management/10/* .... found in: ( Yahoo-Google:10 ) [
blind trial The benefit would be we could feel confident about agressive management
http://srd.yahoo.com/goo/agressive management/11/* .... found

... pike fisherman. With approximately 120,000 acres of water and an agressive management
http://srd.yahoo.com/goo/agressive management/12/*
... Credit Agricole and Fujigin Capital. ZYCOS has a policy of lean and agressive management
http://srd.yahoo.com/goo/agressive management/14/*


Regards, :)

BD





Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
United States
Local time: 21:41
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 16

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Fuad Yahya
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31 mins
proactive


Explanation:
what about "proactive"? I don't translate from French into English, but from English and French into Italian. And I am trying to find equivalents for the word proactive. It is a way to indicate a higher level of engagement and a positive overtone.

I am having trouble opening my Termium CD Rom... i was going to check there.

Cheers,

Paola L M


CLS Lexi-tech
Local time: 23:41
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 162

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Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
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1 hr
more offensive/brisker management methods


Explanation:
le robert and collins management dictionary donne "offensive" dans le contexte d'une stratégie
il ne semble pas avoir peur du quiproquo!!!
peut etre ce terme date-il de l'époque ou les commerciaux n'étaient pas des "killers" agressifs
business, trading is brisk evite peut-etre l'agessivité ou l'insulte!!!!!

Albert Golub
Local time: 05:41
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in pair: 359
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18 hrs
MORE STRAIGHT FORWARD MANAGEMENT METHODS


Explanation:
OFFENVISE MEANING IN THIS CONTEXT AGRESSIVE OR TO THE POINT, IN JARGON YOU WOULD SAY SOMETHING OR SOMEONE IS STRAIGHT FORWARD

GISELE PALOMINO

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1 day 6 hrs
more dynamic/forceful management methods or approaches


Explanation:
I thoroughly agree that "offensive" carries a pejoratife connotation in English. And I don't think that "aggressive" would be much less "offensive" to the reader!

I like "proactive" (note spelling) the best, but if you are uncomfortable with that one, how about "more dynamic/forceful" management methods or approaches?


    Roget's International Thesaurus (always good in a pinch!)
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 23:41
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1551
Grading comment
Thank you all... even if this is yet another case of desperately wishing I could pick multiple winners!
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