Definition of Reactive Work Culture

When employees, managers, and company leadership only take action in response to problems or challenges, and do not take steps to prevent problems before the problems happen. This typically results in stress and long hours for employees

Example: The company had a reactive work culture where the company only addressed known bugs if there was a major service outage affecting customers.

Variations: firefighting work culture, reactive management


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"Reactive Work Culture" is used in the workplace during meetings or emails.

The definition for "Reactive Work Culture" was last updated in 2023.

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Date: 06/13/2024

Word: Close It Out

Definition: To mark something as completed.

Example: This task has been fixed, so let's close it out within the task tracker.

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"Reactive Work Culture." Jargonism.com Dictionary, https://jargonism.com/words/1754. Accessed 06/13/2024.