Saying NO needs to be done in a tactful way. In the remote space this may involve:
- Helping people understand the context of your work. This might involve things like having everyone share a status update or adding a “priorities section” to your team meetings.
- Problem solving together with the person you are having to say “no” to. Language might be along the lines of “If I focus on this task right now, then that task may not be completed until next week? What would you prefer me to focus on?” or “Is there anyone else who might be able to take on this task?”
Saying “no” is important so you can FOCUS in on what’s most important.
What are the things you want to be focusing on this month? This quarter?
All the best,
Leadership | Teamwork | Business Success
Author of multiple books including Effective Virtual Conversations (2017), PlanDoTrack (2019) and From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching (2013)
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