It sounds like a simple idea to be considerate when asking someone to go above and beyond (pick up extra shifts or take on an extra project). However, I can’t count how many times I’ve heard or seen people try to “attract bees” with vinegar instead of honey.
Are you seeing this too?
Ever hear this in real life? “Um, yeah, we’re going to need you to come in and work tomorrow.” (watch the famous Office Space clip)
It’s funny to watch, but they made the movie Office Space because so many people can relate to the “Corporate” treatment.
It just doesn’t work if you want to build a team of great people. Kindness is key!
- Ask, don’t tell.
- Say please and thank you.
- Show that you care.
- Explain why you need it.
- No means no. If they say no, move on. (They might say yes in the future if you don’t ruin the relationship)
- Be pleasant.
Also, it’s important to surround yourself with caring, respectful people so that you can be caring, respectful back. It makes for a nice situation.