‘Man Up’ and 5 Other Terms to Keep Out of the Office

Language that even subtly evokes inequality can be toxic to culture

Marketers need to think about the words they use towards colleagues. Getty Images

It can happen to the best of us. While sitting around the office trying to brainstorm an idea, finally someone shouts out, “Guys, we need to nail this, now.” Perfectly acceptable, right? Except for one important problem: not everyone sitting there is a guy.