Listen Now: The Most Toxic WFH Phrases
A large part of the country is working from home… but being away from the office won’t save you from a toxic environment.
We are all making changes, and in many cases most of those changes have to do with your workday. But as we do our best to continue working, there are certain things that don’t help. According to Ladders.com, there are eleven toxic phrases that will make anyone’s work from home experience a little harder.
For example, telling someone, “I need this from you ASAP.” Asking for something right away is inappropriate or at least worth a second thought. People are doing their best and you don’t know what challenges they are working with so cut them some slack.
Another landmine to avoid, “can you keep your child or roommate out of the room during the call?” A distraction-free background would be ideal for most people, but today it’s not realistic, and expecting it is unreasonable.
For more phrases to avoid saying to your at-home coworkers, check out the original article now. Times are tough, don’t make them tougher.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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