By Reuben Yonatan,
We all want to build successful careers.
Regardless of the industry we work in, we all want to be respected for being good at our jobs and considered a valuable team member. One way to build this respect is by establishing yourself as someone who can be counted on to execute when given a project, no matter the timeline.
However, it’s easy to fall into the trap of taking on too much work while trying to prove your dependability. You want to continue to prove your competence, and because you’re working efficiently, your boss continues to pile on new projects. This situation can actually hurt your productivity and lower the quality of all your projects.
But how do you say no at work without feeling guilty?
Although it may seem tough, saying no at the appropriate times can be beneficial to both you personally, and the organization as a whole. Honest communication, open discussion, and the ability to say no are all parts of effective team collaboration.
In the infographic below, we list out the best tips for politely saying no at work without feeling guilty.