The power of saying NO in the workplace

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Published on 28/09/2023

In the hustle of the modern workplace, there’s a skill that often goes unnoticed. Yet it holds the key to maintaining your sanity, productivity, and work-life balance. 

What is this elusive skill, you ask? It’s the art of saying no

Surprisingly, it’s a skill that many of us struggle with. So, it’s high time we not only recognise its significance but also master it!

Saying no doesn’t come easily

Picture this: You’re busy at work, when a colleague approaches you with yet another request that’s outside your scope, time constraints, or expertise. 

Your initial instinct might be to say yes. Because, let’s face it, saying no doesn’t come easily to most of us. We worry about disappointing others, damaging relationships, or missing out on opportunities. So, we reluctantly agree, and before we know it, we’re drowning in tasks that were never meant to be ours.

But here’s the catch: While being a team player is admirable, saying yes to everything can lead to exhaustion, frustration, and resentment.

It’s time to change the narrative and understand that saying no can be an act of self-care, a way to maintain your well-being, and a strategy for achieving your goals more effectively.

At JollyDeck, we believe in the power of soft skills. And one of very important yet often overlooked skills is the ability to say no politely and assertively. That’s why we’ve decided to address this issue head-on.

Introducing JollyDeck’s free course:
Saying no in the workplace: Why, when and how

We designed this hands-on microlearning course to help you recognise when saying no is not just okay but necessary. The course also equips you with a practical framework for a polite and effective response.

The best part? It’s absolutely free! No sign-ups, no hoops to jump through. This resource is yours to access and share with your colleagues who may also benefit from it.

But there’s one unique twist – we created the entire course using our very own JollyDeck Create toolkit. We utilised our tools to craft an interactive and engaging learning experience.

Ready to master the art of saying no at work? 
Start the course now  

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