box-ticking

box-ticking

n
derogatory the process of satisfying bureaucratic administrative requirements rather than assessing the actual merit of something
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OF all the words written and spoken about the FA's mishandling of the Mark Sampson race row, none better summed up its patronising, box-ticking, half-hearted attitude to the problem than the ones spoken by a man abused by his own England fans when playing in a B international back in 1989.
There is of course the almost compulsory blossoming romance but it was subtle and peripheral, more another aspect of Mae's development than a box-ticking exercise.
Instead, they feel confined to due diligence box-ticking exercises, which add limited value to deal outcomes.
CQC is a very expensive public sector quango which, to many at the "coal face" in the health sector, is self-serving, devoid of proper external review, immune to criticism, and where good inspectors with empathy for patient care do not reach the top, but those with the politically correct jargon and box-ticking culture do so.
Oh, I think we know the complete opposite is true at the Box-ticking Broadcasting Corporation.
PUBLIC bodies in Wales have been put on warning - if they think their duties under the Well-being of Future Generations Act amount to no more than a box-ticking exercise, they have another thing coming.
As box-ticking goes, I'm ticking quite a few and am pinching myself as I do so.
But if he's conducting a box-ticking exercise, wants to hire a woman just because she's a woman and has no plans to create a fair environment for men and women to thrive together then his agencysounds doomed.
The difference of the chap I dealt with from the box-ticking simpleton I had earlier encountered could not have been more different.
On the face of it, Birmingham Airport ticks the box of a name that says what it does on the tin - but in an international marketplace where everybody is fighting for emerging economies, box-ticking is not enough.
Unfortunately, the planning officials and three of the planning committee (all Labour), put the interests of the developers and box-ticking central government demands for extra housing above that of Lindley residents.
Otherwise Welsh as a second language can be treated as a box-ticking exercise.