Office Jargon: How To “Crush It” By Avoiding These Annoying Clichés

by | Aug 24, 2019

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Office Jargon: How To “Crush It” By Avoiding These Annoying ClichésEveryone has their favorite catch phrase… and it could be annoying everyone around you.

From clichés to slang to all the things the kids are saying you hear a lot of nonsense during your nine to five. But which are the worst?

To help you figure out what to eliminate from your vocabulary GetResponse interviewed more than one thousand employees of different ages and industries to get their opinion on work jargon. Then they put together a list of the thirty phrases people hate hearing at work. Examples include “game changer,” “get on it” and “drink the kool-aid.” There’s also “work smarter not harder,” “crush it” and “circle back.”

But it’s not just about the phrases overheard at the water cooler. There’s also issues with the second most popular form of office communication; the email. The survey asked people what they consider the most passive aggressive email lines. Examples include “as per my last email,” “according to my records” and the always popular “just a friendly reminder.”

For more phrases to move on from, check out the original article now. Or just try a little quiet time.

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