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It's Okay to Say No at Work

Joel Trammell

Posted by Joel Trammell
October 18, 2018

When employees say yes to every task and request, their work suffers—along with the performance of the whole organization.

Imagine you have a new marketer at your company. 

Up and running for a few weeks now, Sarah has impressed her peers and senior employees with her insight and work ethic. This morning, she’s got several requests in her inbox:

  • from her boss, to start digging in on a new research project;
  • from the sales team, for a piece of copy;
  • from the communications manager, for ideas for an upcoming email campaign—“if you have time,” the email says.

On top of that, she’s still got new-hire materials to read, the day-to-day minutiae of her role, and some ideas of her own she hopes to flesh out and present to her boss soon.

What does Sarah do?

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