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?