5 Ways how to say No to conflicting demands while growing a professional relationship. 

 June 18, 2023

By  Tom Wittig

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June 18, 2023

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Learn five professional ways and examples how to say No to a job request which is conflicting with your other commitments, while maintaining a positive relationship. These approaches include communicating prior commitments, offering alternative solutions, seeking clarification and negotiation, assuring completion upon return, and encouraging a colleague’s growth.

5 Approaches how to say No to competing demands:

  • Communicate your prior commitments, suggesting alternative timelines or resources.
  • Offer alternative solutions that accommodate both parties’ goals.
  • Seek clarification and negotiation, emphasizing the importance of work-life balance.
  • Assure completion as a first priority upon returning from personal commitments.
  • Encourage a new colleague to step up, providing guidance and reviewing results upon return.

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