It doesn’t hurt to update our email writing skills from time to time, especially if you are like me, use email as a main professional communication tool.
I understand that you are aware of the protocol of writing professional emails, however, things are changing since environment is fast-changing around us. For example, the author of the attached article suggests to use: “keep safe”, instead of: “regards” to end your email.
If you are suffering from the overload work and responsibilities, then you need to take care of yourself and set some boundaries and start to say No.
This is basically the advice you are given if you complain about your mental, emotional and even physical health, while you are running around to please everyone around you and neglecting yourself.
Take care of yourself… But how? Especially if you are a woman with a family and business to take care of.
So setting up boundaries and saying No, is the most repeated advice for taking care of yourself. From my point of view, I found it hard to say No. But it never came to my mind what this attached article highlights. It stresses the difference between askers and Guessers. It basically advices that we should distinguish between the asker (who is asking but does not expect a yes answer), and a Guesser (who expects a YES answer).
Does this makes it easier to say NO? Well it does help me out though.
Communication skills are one of the most essential skills in today’s world to thrive. Although we are aware of the importance of such skills, we, according to the author, sometimes let our surviving brain dominates any difficult conversation instead of having an open mind and learn from the situation.
The author highlights how to survive any difficult conversation especially in the work environment where team work skills are required more than ever.
What did you do when you came across a difficult conversation in your work?