(do something) going forward

"Going forward" means "from now on" or "starting now and continuing permanently".

This phrase is used mostly in business settings.

It's useful because the phrase "from now on" sounds critical and aggressive. People say "from now on" when they're angry like this:

From now on, check with me before you do that.

"Going forward", on the other hand, sounds more formal but also doesn't sound angry.

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