To become a good team player and win the love of your coworkers, you don't have to go through expensive trainings and courses. You can first learn the 5 most annoying phrases one can say at work and then never say them.

1. “We've always done it this way.”

Yes, your company may have had a certain traditional way of doing things for a long time, but why not try a new approach that one of the newcomers suggests? You can always get back to the previous method, but it will not be so easy to win back the employee's favor after the arrogant phrase “We've always done it this way.”

2. “It will only take a minute.”

No business takes only a minute. If you ask a person to do something quickly, in a minute, you seem to depreciate their work and time. First, tell your colleague that you need to discuss the task with them, and then ask them to tell you when they have free time for this.

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3. “This is not my job.”

Of course, there are times when an employee is given many additional tasks that have nothing to do with their job. It is better to politely explain the reason for the refusal to do certain tasks or help if this does not greatly affect your workload.

4. “Well, I will try.”

We are talking about those situations when an employee is entrusted with a task, and one pretends to be a sufferer, loaded down with things to do. If you are very busy, immediately tell someone about it and ask for help.

5. “Let's have a quick meeting!”

Day-to-day pointless meetings kill productivity and hinder the working process. Before gathering people for a meeting, think about a few things: is the meeting necessary for the whole team, is it possible to resolve the issue with 1-2 employees, and is it possible to do with a couple of emails or messages.