Four Ways to Say 'No' at Work

ways to say no
ways to say no

Let's face it, when presented with a new project at work or opportunity to fill in for someone, we're motivated to say, "Yes!" Perhaps it's out of fear, perhaps it's for job security, but whatever the reason, saying yes actually prevents us from focusing on what we really need to accomplish. When we say yes to others, we're ultimately saying no to ourselves. Here are four tactful and assertive ways to flip it upside down and push back without telling them quite bluntly to talk to the hand.