5 Phrases Every Successful Employee Isn’t Afraid to Say

June 4, 2014

Career Advice

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In your work life, you’ll encounter a lot of interesting people and interesting situations. The way you handle those situations in a professional environment is different than the way you may handle them at home. That’s why it’s important to tuck a few of these phrases into your back pocket. The next time you find yourself stuck between a rock and a hard place, you’ll feel more comfortable addressing the problem at hand and moving on. Read on and you’ll see what we mean…

When your coworker stops by to chat about last night’s Game of Thrones episode, but you’re busy working…
“I would love to chat right now but I’m right in the middle of something. Can we chat about this at the end of the day?”

When a coworker contributes something in a meeting that’s not relevant to your meeting’s agenda…
“Thanks for chiming in. It’s a valid point but I think we need to stay focused on the goal here.”

When a coworker is holding you back from meeting a project’s deadline…
“I know we’re all under a lot of stress but this is mandatory deadline that I can’t meet without your help.”

When a coworker gossips to you about another coworker and you don’t want to be a part of it…
“I feel uncomfortable getting involved in their personal affairs. [change the subject] Did you watch the Brewers game last night?”

When a coworker gives negative feedback to one of your ideas…
“Thanks for sharing your opinion. I’ll take that into consideration as I rework this.”


About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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