Far too often, we sabotage ourselves in the workplace — and we don’t even realize it.
Certain commonplace words and phrases, while seemingly harmless, when used in the office can make one appear unprofessional or uneducated. Verbally expressing casualness and uncertainty, or playing the blame game around coworkers and superiors, can do irreparable harm to your reputation and advancement potential.
You alone are responsible for how you represent yourself to others, and therefore the consequences of a poor image fall on no one else.
On the other hand, confidence, respectful formality and taking responsibility can make all the difference. These small, easy changes to your verbal interactions at work can help you stand out to your superiors, and can give your career that extra push it needs.
Avoiding these key phrases will set you apart. You'll go from just another employee, to someone who clearly cares how they are seen in the workplace and who has advancement in mind.