While co-workers can feel like family to some people, there are always those few colleagues that people find difficult to work with for a variety of reasons, and apparently one big reason has to do with the use of office jargon. A new survey finds:
- About half of those polled say they have colleagues who are hard to work with because of their communication skills.
- 45% of those people can’t stand it when their co-workers use office jargon.
- Among the most disliked and overused office jargon:
- ASAP (15%)
- Keep me in the loop (15%)
- Just checking in (14%)
- Team player (14%)
- Give 110 percent (13%)
- Sorry for the delay (13%)
- New normal (13%)
- No worries (13%)
- Touch base (13%)
- Think outside the box (13%)
- Loop me in (13%)
- Back to square one (13%)
- Circle back (13%)
- There’s no I in team (13%)
But just because they don’t like such terms, it doesn’t mean those folks aren’t guilty of using them as well.
- In fact, 89% of people say they too use such jargon.
- 55% have even used phrases they are tired of hearing.
- The main reasons they do so include:
- To sound more professional or intelligent (43%)
- To maintain office norms (43%)
Source: SWNS Digital