There are a few things that are absolute pet peeves of mine. One is the word ‘proverbial’. What is the point of that word? Really. Just say what you mean and mean what you say.
Another is that there are way too many professionals that do not know the difference between “than’ and ‘then’ or ‘there’, ‘they’re’ and ‘their’. Ugh! That’s all I have to say…UGH!
But, there is another one, too. The saying “It’s nothing personal, it’s just business”. Everything is personal. People are PEOPLE! They have issues, feelings, problems and yes it sometimes affects work. When it does, the first thing needed is compassion and understanding, not a boot in the arse.
Of course the health of a company must be priority for managers and owners and sometimes that does mean directing an employee along a different path towards a different job, including for their own mental health and happiness. But, it is ALWAYS personal to that person at that moment. How could it not be? We should remember that. Because it would be personal to us, too.
This world NEEDS more compassion.