Initially, people started using certain phrases in the work environment, in order to manage sensitive-case topics, topics that were hard to discuss. Not long after, these phrases transformed into corporate trendy expressions that got extended and assumed a great part of our vocabulary until our regular discussions started seeming like they were happening on a whole different universe. They started sounding more like this:
“Listen Robert, I don’t have such a good knowledge range as far as this is concerned, with everything that is on my plate, yet ping me in any case, since after all, it is on my radar and I would prefer not to be tossed out the window, for not hovering back to make a good decision on it.
I get it, the temptation and all. These catchphrases are hot and they make you feel cool (I embrace the power of easily used phrases), yet they also disturb the rest of the people as hell.
In the off chance that you feel that you can utilize these expressions without a bad result, you’re joking yourself. Simply take careful consideration on how other individuals respond to your using them, and you’ll see that these expressions by all means, they do not place you in a favorable position.
All things considered, TalentSmart has put into test mode the emotional insight of more than a million individuals and one of the greatest need zones for quite a lot of people, is social awareness. The majority of us tends to get carried away thinking what is this thing we are trying to describe and what will come after, that we pay absolutely no attention to how it sounds for the people surrounding us.
So take a look at the following, and:
- consider how regularly do you actually use some of these phrases and
- check whether you can stop yourself before you use them, for yet once more.
Have a great time with it and remember that, on the off chance that this doesn’t work, you can always simply retreat, make a new plan and take another ride…
If you don’t mind, stop saying these 25 stupid things at work:
- At the end of the day
- Back to the drawing board
- Hit the ground running
- Get the ball rolling
- Low-hanging fruit
- Throw under the bus
- Think outside the box
- Let’s touch base
- Get my manager’s blessing
- It’s on my radar
- Ping me
- I don’t have the bandwidth
- No brainer
- Par for the course
- Bang for your buck
- Move the goal post
- Apples to apples
- Circle back around
- All hands on deck
- Take this offline
- Elephant in the room
- On my plate
What are your own personal addiction expressions? The ones you can’t stop using?
Why don’t you take a minute and share them?
It would be nice to see what kind of ludicrous sentences you can think of while using words from the 25 phrases above (why don’t you get them down in the comments below?).
If you come to think of it, at the end of the day, I gain the same amount of value from you, as you do from me.