There’s a stigma to saying no at work. Employees fear portrayal as a “prima donna” or “not a team player.” They may be afraid that their bosses will overlook them for future projects and promotions – or that it will produce resentment. Yet, turning down your supervisor’s request can actually result in a solution that works well for everyone. Look to consultant and Ask a Manager founder Alison Green for workable ways to say no to your boss.
About the Podcast
Alison Green is a consultant and founder of a popular career blog that evolved into columns for Slate and New York, as well as a book. For her Ask a Manager podcast — a partnership with HowStuffWorks — she takes calls and helps listeners deal with their work predicaments.