10 things you should never say at work if you want to keep your job
Communication in the workplace is an essential key to any office's overall environment.
If employees get along well and are open and respectful of each other, then the workflow in the office will go smoothly. On the other hand, if just one person is not an effective communicator, it can make things quite awkward.
Because communication is the foundation to a healthy relationship with your coworkers, the words you use are extremely important. Not only do the words and phrases you use have the potential to strengthen bonds, but they can also get you fired.
According to Darlene Price, author of Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results, "In speaking with hundreds of executives and senior leaders over the past twenty years, certain phrases consistently come up as career-limiting phrases that jeopardize one's professional image and potential for promotion."
She goes on to add, "To the speaker they may seem like harmless words, however, to the listener they reveal a more critical issue: In a workplace where employers must be cutting-edge, competitive, and cost-effective, employees who use these phrases will likely be replaced with those who convey a more positive attitude, collaborative spirit, proactive behavior and professional demeanor."
Take a look at the slideshow below to get a better understanding of the words and phrases you should avoid using in the workplace at all costs.
10 things you should never say at work: