Have you asked anyone to give 110 percent lately? Or, to think outside the box? If so, your words might be having a counter-productive effect.
According to a OnePoll survey of 2,000 American workers on behalf of communications technology provider Jive Communications https://wapo.st/2wZu20P, 27 percent of American workers acknowledged tuning out people who use this kind of jargon.
We’re all guilty of resorting to workplace clichés at times. (Tweet it!) In fact, 72 percent admitted to habitually using these phrases. As John Pope, a senior vice president of Jive Communications says: “These phrases aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.” But, he added, “Our goal should be to use such jargon sparingly.” (https://fxn.ws/2FhGmbl).
Here are the Top 10 phrases in order of cringe-worthiness:
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