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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Moving beyond the classical box-ticking exercise, the Editions enable a robust, dynamic and flexible strategy with software, learning tools and methodologies to affect a risk-aware culture.
The mother of a teenager who killed himself in Polmont has branded his FAI a "box-ticking exercise".
But such practice has been ridiculed as too process-oriented and box-ticking and insufficiently focused on consequential and generalisable outcomes.
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.
AND Romesh Ranganathan explaining why he was booked for Michael McIntyre's Big Show last night: "I'm here for the talent, not the looks." 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.