Resources or People? Words that are not okay in a healthy organization

There are few words that make me pause more than the word RESOURCE. The word on its own isn't bad, but it's the use of the word to describe people, more specifically, people being replaceable and interchangeable - that make my teeth hurt. My daughter had a baby recently. Ask that little man, and me, if she is replaceable? Of course not. Yet in the context of an organization and any project, we will use the term "replace the resource" or "add a resource" to complete the project as originally planned as if it's completely possible. I've managed thousands of projects in my career. At the height of my PMP days, I was considered a firefighter who was brought in to save projects that in many p

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