Acceptance Bonus - The amount paid to an employee who agrees to perform a difficult task.
Accessibility - Refers to the ease by which an audience is able to receive, understand and act upon communications and services from businesses, big corporations, agencies, local and central government. Accessibility is a relatively modern concept, becoming increasingly prominent from the late 1900s, especially concerning state services, and particularly for disadvantaged, disabled, or minority groups of people. The concept and central principles of accessibility are however very relevant and important for all communicators, on a personal and organizational level. Major factors of accessibility include: language and grammar style, translation (where required), font/print size, typeface/font style, design, technical ease (relating to electronic media), media types/versions (web, print, audio, video, as required), timings and availability of information, detail and complexity.
Accounts - An individual's or company's financial records. Also an arrangement to keep money with a financial institution, e.g., a bank, building society, etc.
Accrual - The accumulation of payments or benefits over time.
Across The Board - The involvement of, or affect on, everyone or everything in an industry or company.
Actuals - Real costs, sales, etc., that have occurred, rather than estimations or expectations.
Added Value - Enables and justifies a profit in business.
Ad hoc - Created or done for a particular purpose as necessary and not planned in advance.
Adjunct - A thing which is added or attached as a supplementary, rather than an essential part of something larger or more important.
Adoption Curve - A graph showing the rate at which a new piece of technology is bought by people for the first time. It is based on the idea that certain people are more open for adaptation than others.
Advertising - The promotion and selling of a product or service to potential customers. To announce publicly or draw attention to an event, etc.
Analytic Applications - Analytic applications are packaged business intelligence (BI) capabilities for a particular domain or business problem. Flexible, traditional BI tools often lack the "packaging" required to facilitate adoption among most employees. Examples of packaging include a user interface suitable for casual users, predefined integration with standard business process applications, issue-specific data models and best-practice templates or wizards.
Appraisal - A review of performance, capability, needs, etc., typically of an employee, in which case the full term is normally 'performance appraisal'.
Assets - Anything of value which is owned by an individual, company, organisation, etc.
Attrition - The process of reducing the number of employees in an organisation by not replacing people who leave their jobs.
Average Daily Rate - In the hotel industry a calculation of the average price at which a hotel room is booked each night based on total daily revenue divided by the number of rooms sold. The term may have more general meanings in other contexts.