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См.: пожаротушение.




firefighting - - Colloquial term used to describe the process of putting out fires, i.e., solving problems that require immediate attention, frequently on behalf of subordinates.

Usage: In traditional organizations, functional lines and levels in an organization chart dictate the authority of most individuals but in many cases decisions and actions cross these lines and levels. In these cases, when a problem occurs the subordinate generally must go to his/her boss (the lieutenant) and ask for a decision or action. In many cases the boss is constantly multitasking - trying to do both important work (i.e., the manager's own work) and urgent work (i.e., solving subordinates' problems) and therefore loses focus.

See:alignment of responsibility and authority.