WHEN TO SAY NO TO YOUR BOSS

Most of us have a habit of accepting any job delegated to us from our superior to please him/her. Whenever a task is delegated we will jump to say "Yes Boss!" "Ok Sir/Madam!" It is a nice thing to say as long as you are able to fulfill the obligation on time. But when you are unable to fulfill them, your reputation gets tarnished. So isn't it wise to simply say No if you cannot.

It is understandable that you are unable to say "NO", especially if you are a new employee striving to put yourself ahead of the competition you face from your colleagues, or you are a obedient employee and unable to say or never said NO to your superior/manager.

Just imagine the consequences when you are unable to complete your task. Your superior is simply going to accuse you for not accomplishing what you had accepted. And all the credits you earned are ultimately drowned and not recognized. The organisation has to bear the consequences for your mistake.

Simply, make life easy by saying "No". Its always ideal to keep track of all your responsibilities and deadlines, and be vigilant when you undertake new responsibilities or deadlines. Communicate politely to your superior by discussing the responsibilities or the deadlines which you already have, and ask his suggestion on how you would work out with the new responsibility/deadline.

You could suggest your superior/manager to take up the task at a future date if the task delegated is not a priority or postpone or drop some of the existing tasks or deadline to take up the new job or responsibility.

Its also possible that you can suggest some one in your company capable/suitable of handling the new task. This will make yours' and others' life easy and keep you safe from unnecessary risk or stress.

Rule of a thumb: NEVER UNDERTAKE A JOB OR RESPONSIBILITY IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO FULFILL IT. SIMPLY SAY "NO".

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THIS HUB? 4 comments

Faiz Cassim 6 years ago

This is an Eye opener for many who just accepts every thing that comes in, just to please their bosses. But a word of caution, You should be able to convince the Boss, as to why you are unable to take it.


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dilshanh 6 years ago Author

Yes you are right. We need to know how to say "No" to your superior / employee


Azhar 5 years ago

assalamu alaikum

a better way of saying no is to ask,"how urgent it's".

Thus you will leave the message you are occupied & even make your boss think "whether it#s urgent"


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dilshanh 5 years ago Author

Yes I agree with Azhar

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