cube dwelling: sorry is all that you can’t say


“i’m really sorry that i offended you. i didn’t mean to but…”

but? but what?! any apology that includes the word “but” is a non-apology, an excuse disguised to look like an apology.


“sorry” is all that you should say: don’t let words like “but” get in the way.

apologize in private: if you’re in the office use a boardroom or take the person out for a coffee when making your apology. making an apology can be uncomfortable enough, you don’t need an audience.

did you miss anyone?: if the offending behaviour took place amongst other coworkers, they too may have been affected. think about apologizing to that group as well.


About cassandra mcd.

World's coolest aunt (so I've been told). I'm all about personal growth and living a healthy lifestyle that prioritizes self-care and mental wellness. I want to embrace aging with swagger (and less gray hair), living life more mindfully and filled with an abundance of gratitude.
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