Loyalty is an important trait, both in a friend and in a work colleague.
Being able to trust that someone has your back and is looking out for you can make you feel more at ease, whatever context you find yourself in.
Interestingly, you don’t always have to be super close to someone to be loyal to them.
Think about the loyalty many soldiers feel to their generals. They may not be close to them in normal, day-to-day terms, but they would still take a bullet for them.
This kind of military loyalty can also develop between work colleagues.
Whether you are loyal to someone who is above or below you in the hierarchy, you will probably find yourself feeling defensive of them.
You will want to make sure they don’t get blindsided by bad news or an unexpected change of company plans.
If you want to let someone know about an important recent development, but don’t feel comfortable using the informal expression, “Just a heads up,” here are some other ways you could go about sharing crucial information.
20 Ways to Say “Just a heads up” professionally — with Examples
- I wanted to inform you
- It should be well noted
- For your information
- Be advised
- You should be aware
- It is my duty to let you know
- Just so you know
- In case you weren’t aware
- In case it is helpful to know this
- In case you haven’t heard
- Kindly note
- I wanted to bring to your attention
- Please keep in mind
- Please note
- I wish to tell you
- For the record
- For reference
- To bring you up to date
- To keep you in the loop
- Do take into consideration
- To whom it may concern
Each of these twenty-one ways of letting someone know important information in a professional setting has a slightly different meaning.
You can use the example sentences below to determine which alternative way of saying “Just a heads up” is most appropriate for your situation.
Many of these phrasings work perfectly in a professional email, so feel free to use them in written or spoken form.
1. I wanted to inform you that
2. It should be well noted
3. For your information
4. Be advised that
5. You should be aware
6. It is my duty to let you know
7. Just so you know
8. In case you weren’t aware
9. In case it is helpful to know this
10. In case you haven’t heard
11. Kindly note
2. I wanted to bring to your attention
13. Please keep in mind
14. Please note
15. I wish to tell you
16. For the record
17. For reference
18. To bring you up to date
19. To keep you in the loop
20. Do take into consideration
21. To whom it may concern
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