Infographic: 12 Phrases You Should Never Say at Work
This will only take a minute, so pay attention. A new infographic about work from Headway Capital lists 12 common statements that you should never say at the office. And if you say these phrases a lot, you may be affecting the way colleagues perceive you.
The trouble with workplace conversation is that we just assume that other people understand the nuances of what we mean. If they take offense at our blunt comments, there’s nothing we can do. We did our best, and we don’t have time to think carefully before we speak, so it’s not our problem. We’ve always done it that way.
I’m sorry, but this makes no sense. It’s time to learn how to communicate without casting blame on others—and it’s also time to learn how to apologize without making excuses. (You should have learned how to make that kind of apology in kindergarten.)
I may be wrong, but I think you should take a look at this infographic and see if you can use it to improve your workplace communication skills. (And if you have other suggestions for what not to say at work, please let us know on Twitter @contently.)
Image by Headway Capital