Monday, September 17, 2018
Get Rid of "Good Job" and Say This Instead
As a parent, I think I probably said "good job!" to my children at least five billion times. I don't think I exaggerate -- it was "good job!" for just about everything, from getting good grades to going potty.
In the workplace, it's also become the norm. But getting a "good job!" from the boss or a colleague can lose much of it's meaning, which is why I thought it might be helpful to provide some alternatives.
Here are some ways to say "good job" in a different way:
You’ve got it made!
You’re doing fine.
You’ve got your brain in gear today.
You are very good at that.
That was first class work.
That’s a real work of art.
That’s the best ever.
You did that very well.
You’ve just about got it.
You’ve got that down pat.
You are doing a good job!
That’s better than ever.
You certainly did well today.
Keep it up!
Now you’ve figured it out.
You’re really improving.
I knew you could do it.
You are learning a lot.
Keep working on it; you’re improving.
Congratulations, you got it right!
You must have been practicing.
Now you have it.
You did a lot of work today.
That’s it. You are learning fast.
I like that.
Good for you!
Way to go.
Couldn’t have done it better myself.
Now that’s what I call a fine job.
You’ve just about mastered that.
You’ve got the hang of it!
That’s an interesting way of looking at it.
One more time and you’ll have it.