How To Answer “NO” To Your Boss

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Most people find it hard to say "No" to their bosses or turn down other office requests. Learning how to deliver a constructive ‘no' can significantly improve the quality of your working life. All it takes is a few easily learnt techniques.

1.       Say "No" by choice

How often do you dare say ‘no' to unreasonable requests at work? Fear of being regarded as rude or unhelpful can push you into taking o more than you can cope with. Being a habitual refuser is bad for your career but if you can never turn down a request, those looking to shift their burden of work will mercilessly exploit your weakness. Say ‘no' now.

2.       Take your time

Your initial response to any request is crucial. Don't allow yourself to be pushed into giving an immediate answer. You are more likely to say ‘yes' in these circumstances because a ‘no' sounds unconsidered and abrupt. Point out that you need to explore exactly what's involved and how that would affect other commitments. In addition, getting someone to look more closely at what they're trying to dump on you will help provide them with an insight into why you might turn their request down.

3.       No Thanks

When you say ‘no', give explanations but don't make excuses. A strong reason for choosing not to take on extra work is that you do not have the spare capacity to do justice to it. Work out in advance what support or incentive it would take to allow you to do the task well. If that's not offered, make your refusal firm and pleasant rather than defensive or apologetic. You can switch off your phone or change phone numbers after work or during recess.

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