Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Make Office Banter More Fun - Use Movie Quotes Instead of Corporate Jargon.

Life can get dull inside cubicles. You could watch a project 'being scaled'. A strategic initiative growing 'strength to strength'. If you walk in to the wrong conference room, you could even see the magical spot 'where the rubber meets the road'.

And if you too are tired of all these trite cliches, then it's time you livened up the workplace by using action movie quotes as often as possible. It'll extremely professional. You will gain a whole lot more attention and not to mention the fact that your colleagues would look forward to your pep talk.

Here's some instances where you can use some choice testosterone fuelled one liners.

A colleague is over promising to a client or his superior - bring about a course correction by using Top Gun's priceless repartee 'Son, your ego's writing cheques your body can't cash.'

When your team gets a job that's too big, too tough, too complicated and has too short a timeline, channel your inner Arnold Schwarzenegger, and say: 'If it bleeds, we can kill it.'

What to do when a colleague questions the fact that you didn't involve them on a key project? Go with your gut - unleash your Nicholas Cage, speak in his Con Air country bumkin drawl and say 'Sorry boss, but there's only two men I trust. One of them's me. The other's not you.'
And if and when a colleague comes through? Nicholas Cage has you covered with 'Just so's ya know, <insert colleague's name>, there's now three people I trust.'

Go on. Make your office a better place to work. Be the action hero you were meant to be.

#YourTurnChallenge is killing me. It's fun but hard.
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