5 things you shouldn’t say in your workplace
The way you behave in an office and communicate with colleagues has a massive influence on how people perceive you as a co-worker. If you think about promotion or just want to make a professional impression you should consider these 5 things that you shouldn’t say in your workplace.
1. I CAN'T
If you explicitly say that you can’t do something, it can be interpreted that in fact, you don’t want to do this. Even if you don’t feel confident enough to complete some task – try and do your best to acquire necessary skills. Take this as a challenge that will provide you with a chance to develop.
2. I'M NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS
Being assertive in a workplace is very important, but each refusal has to be suggested in a proper manner. Saying that some of the tasks you were asked to do are not a part of your responsibilities can be seen as unwillingness to do anything more than it requires. If you feel that something should be done by someone else, try to communicate this in some other way, discuss it.
3. IT'S NOT MY FAULT
It is not relevant who’s fault is it, but what can be done to solve a problem. Saying that something wasn’t your fault can be interpreted as immature, like if you wanted to get rid of responsibility for some mistake. In a team, you have to cooperate and deal with problems together.
4. I HATE MY JOB
Saying this openly discourage other people in similar position or in the same company to work with the highest possible efficiency. In fact, none of coworkers likes to listen to complaints.
5. IT WILL TAKE JUST A MINUTE
Don’t say that something will take one minute unless it is really going to take just 60 seconds. Always give yourself some extra time not to let anyone wait for you to complete a task.