A recent study shows that the majority of employees wished their colleagues would stop with the same old office jargon in personal messages… Especially if they’re not the CEO.
The study was commissioned by Slack in a recent OnePoll survey, and revealed that 7 in 10 employees prefer that their colleagues communicate with them informally over being too professional in their wording.
That being said, 89% of the participants admitted that they join in on using workplace sayings to their colleagues, to seem more professional in front of their coworkers.
“Give it 100%”
“Think outside the box”
According to Ali Rayal, senior vice president of product at Slack, “Informal communication through modern collaboration platforms helps overcome perceived barriers between senior leadership and their employees; leads to transparent and informative discussions; and makes work more fun, allowing employees to express themselves and create a more welcoming work environment.”