Be snarky without the malarkey

I love snarkiness. I love the wit. I love the language. I love the message behind the sarcasm. It makes us laugh. When done well, it makes us think.

What I don’t love is the snarkiness that masquerades as contributing. Or caring. You know what I’m talking about. When a team member makes some snarky remark when we’re trying to solve a problem but then doesn’t really contribute to solving the problem.