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CYA

Cover Your Ass (hide from danger)

TRANSLATION

Nimm Dich in Acht! Gib keinen Anlass zur Kritik! (Bring Deine Schäfchen ins Trockene!)

STATISTICS

IN THE PRESS

"Unfortunately the CYA mentality found in many large organizations is death to the spirit of risk and innovation."

(Dan Randall in "Why Companies Fail" - Pretentious Press - March 2001)

Did you
know?

CYA = Cover Your Ass
(common US business slang)

CYA is US Military jargon which has now entered mainstream American business - it literally means keep your most sensitive body parts under cover when under fire from the enemy.

CYA is now used for when one is, or could be under attack in the corporate world.

The term CYA is less used in the UK - but the practice is universal!    

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