Editor’s note: TLNT is continuing an annual tradition by counting down the most popular posts of this year. This is No. 40. Our regular content will return in January.
People in the business community love their clichés.
“There’s no ‘I’ in team,” “work smarter, not harder,” and my personal favorite, “think outside the box.” Ugh.
When it comes to describing a workplace culture, clichés are abundant here as well — especially with our open-door policies and expectations of giving 150 percent (how is this even possible?). These general statements don’t provide the employee with a lot of useful insights into what it really means to work, and fit in, at the company in question. Read more…