As a lover of words, I’m admittedly biased in my belief that what you say is just as important as how you say it. But when it comes to workplace communications, I know from experience this is true.
We all know anything offensive or profane should be avoided, but there are other, more subtle words that can be nearly as damaging. Here are a few — plus what to say instead.
1. What not to say: me, myself, and I
Obviously you can’t totally remove these words from your workplace vocab, but there are definitely times when you should avoid them.
One example: A few years ago, I was working on a project with several other people. We each contributed equally, and when we were ready to present our results to our manager, we chose one individual to be our spokesperson for the presentation. But when she got up to speak, she began by stating, “I gathered all the research and historical data on…” …
Via: Mashable: Business