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00:40 Jul 12, 2008
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Business/Commerce (general) / compras
Spanish term or phrase: transversalidad
Iniciativa y transversalidad con los compradores- Una de las responsabilidades de un gerente de compras en su job description

Summary of answers provided
4 +1transversality
Robin Levey
3 +1mainstreaming
Taña Dalglish

Discussion entries: 3



5 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1

It's another bad example of abuse of terms that aren't always properly understood (if at all) but which 'sound nice' in a CV or job description:

Transversality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaTransversality in mathematics is a notion that describes how spaces can intersect; transversality can be seen as the "opposite" of tangency, ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transversality - 28k - Cached - Similar pages

Note added at 13 mins (2008-07-12 00:53:13 GMT)

BTW 'transversality' is a quasi-synonym for 'interpersonal skills' (another yuk HR term).

Robin Levey
Local time: 15:22
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 105

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agree  Steven Huddleston
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13 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1

I agree with mediamatrix that the term sounds “good” on a CV, but perhaps another option that you may wish to consider is mainstreaming.

Transversalidad (mainstreaming) - Dialnet
Información del artículo Transversalidad (mainstreaming)
dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/articulo?codigo=1988601 - 10k - Similar pages

The future of Europe and the parity democracy.
of the transversality or the “mainstreaming”, whose aim is to improve the quality
of policies and. facilitate the determination of the specific weighting of ...
ec.europa.eu/governance/whats_new/paritydemocracy_en.pdf - Similar pages

Good luck!

Note added at 22 mins (2008-07-12 01:02:50 GMT)

Frankly, I don´t like mainstreaming either, just another fancy word that says nothing, but perhaps "integrating with" or something along those lines. MM makes a good point that it indeed sounds as if (good) "interpersonal skills" is the emphasis here.

Taña Dalglish
Local time: 13:22
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 134

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Francesca Samuel: That's it! The fingers were in the wrong spot on the keyboard. :-{
52 mins
  -> Thanks Fran. What was the Yjsy? (smile). Have a good weekend. Okey dokey!
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