How do you deal with nitpicking co-workers?

Your organization’s executives and employees might mean well when they offer suggestions, but if they’re not qualified to do so, it can be a huge frustration.

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Though from a designer’s point of view, a comic from The Oatmeal titled “How a Web Design Goes Straight to Hell” chronicles the pain that know-it-alls inflict on PR pros and communicators.

Projects can easily get derailed when executives, managers and random co-workers feel obligated to make changes to your work—all so they feel like they’ve done their job.

How many times have you heard something like this?

· “I made an A in my college English class, so why don’t you let me take a look at that ad copy?”

· “I was pretty good at art in school, so I think you should use these colors in the new exhibit.”

· “I don’t think our website visitors will know what “get a quote” means. Can we make that more obvious?”

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