1) “That’s not my problem”
This will make you come across as a very mean person.
What to say instead: Please talk to [insert name] instead. They can guide you better
2) “I can’t do this”
Don’t be a road block. If you are supposed to find a solution, find it.
What to say instead: Let’s brainstorm this a bit. I need a new perspective on this.
3) “Let me get back to you in half an hour”
Chances are, you won’t.
What to say instead: Let me get back to you on a timeframe
4) “I may be wrong…”
No need to discredit yourself.
What to say instead: I have an idea, what do you guys think?
5) “You should have…”
There is no need to intimidate your workmates and make them feel bad.
What to say instead: Why don’t you try so and so?
We hope these tips will improve your communication skills and make you a team player at your workplace.