Don’t say these things at work… if you do please stop!
For the research, Morar Consulting surveyed 1,061 US employees working in offices with at least 5 people. They got “a small monetary incentive” for participating.
Curious about what other jargon the respondents identified really didn’t like? Take these from the survey. We provided the translations.
(Whatever you do don’t say #3 and #5. Please no!)
Here is the list… check yourself below…
1. Blue-sky thinking
2. In the weeds
When you add up the pros and cons, this is the answer.
Add numbers to improve the analysis.
Put into action.
7. Let’s parking lot this
8. Siloed thinking
Forgetting to consider the impact on other teams or parts of the company.
Let’s stop thinking of it this way and think about it this other way.
10. It’s time to eat a reality sandwich
Back to the real world for a second.
11. It’s time to put the soup through the strainer
There’s a lot of junk here we don’t need.
Full research and article here at 12 ridiculous phrases smart people avoid at work https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/12-ridiculous-phrases-smart-people-avoid.
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