Infographic: The art of gracefully declining work requests

Here’s how to say ‘no’ without suffering guilt, shame or backlash.

How do you say no—politely—without causing irreparable reputational harm? An infographic from GetVoIP offers tips on how to graciously decline, defer and delegate untimely work requests.

The infographic opens with reasons for saying “no.” Consider:

The graphic says those who lighten their load can expect:

Of course, less work also means less stress, better focus and higher productivity. It’s great to be a team player, but what good does it do if you end up overloading yourself? Shoddy work doesn’t help anyone.

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