One of the most difficult part of being asked to do something is declining. Saying a flat NO worsens relationships, whether business or personal and yet, saying YES to everything isn’t possible all the time.
Very often, it is the choice of words that can make things go sour. There are ways to refuse politely without taking on things that you do not like. Here are 5 ways to say NO politely.
#1 Check your schedule
If someone approaches you asking for a favour just in time and immediate help, you can always decline saying you have to check your schedule if you are free or will be able to manage the task. You can say you are occupied with work then but if they had approached you some time before, something would have been possible.
#2 Ask for more information
This can be applied at both, home and office. Usually people will ask for some advice and help regarding a certain matter. You could stretch it and ask for more information to make an informed and better decision. Half of the time, you wouldn’t hear back from them. If they aren’t willing to commit their time and energy to it, why should you?