paradigm shift

paradigm shift
 A change in focus, or of fundamental assumptions.
 ► “In a paradigm shift: a) your company’s structure and work will change profoundly, forever altering your career; b) someone in management has been to a seminar - don’t worry, it will pass; or c) many people will be fired to convince investors that real change is taking place.” (Wall Street Journal, Oct. 3, 1995, p. B1)

American business jargon. 2014.

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