Uh oh! I just found out I've been an offender of this and had no idea that I was.

Avoid using these phrases at work.

According to a survey done through Accountemps , on the advice of 600 Human Resource managers there are office phrases we need to stop using. These buzzwords are actually real annoyances to our bosses.

Here's a list of the top 20 most annoying and over used phrases and buzzwords we need to stop using.

  • Out of pocket"
  • "Deep dive"
  • "Forward-thinking"
  • "Dynamic"
  • "Let me get back to you."
  • "Pick your brain"
  • "Employee engagement"
  • "LOL"
  • "It's not my job."
  • "It's above my pay grade."
  • "When am I going to get a raise?"
  • "I am overwhelmed."
  • "Crunch time"
  • "Win-win"
  • "Value-added"
  • "Think outside the box."
  • "Leverage"
  • "At the end of the day"
  • "Circle back"
  • "Synergy"

Are you an offender? I know I have been using at least six of these phrases. I had no idea these phrases were annoying.

What else should be included on this list?



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