Requests that should not be approved can create havoc with budgeting, planning and resourcing.
Imagine the difference if your people would say “No” to internal and external requests that fall outside the zone of approval. Each unnecessary “Yes” costs resources and erodes operating budgets.
This truly unique course was designed by an organisational psychologist to help your people feel more comfortable saying “No”. “No” can be omnipotent and is often under-used for a variety of reasons including cultural, personality and cognitive differences.
The course is also designed to stop people from offering extras. Some people just can’t help themselves and they offer more than is realistic. Satisfaction studies concur that customers get very irate because the “extra” was not delivered. But these satisfaction studies also show that if the “extra” had not been offered (which it shouldn’t have been), then the customers would have been highly satisfied.
The course can be very valuable at home too. Do you ever say “yes” to something you don’t want to do? Small children are the world’s best negotiators and what about family and friends who expect you to follow their every whim.
“To stem the flow of dough, saying no is the go.” — J. Morris
KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the conclusion of this course participants will be able to:
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE CAN’T SAY “NO”
“One of our supervisors drove us crazy. When a complaint was escalated to him, he took great pride in showing us his problem solving skills. He never just solved the problem, he always added an extra or 2 to delight the customer. Most of the time the extra would not be delivered and the customer would call back the following week even angrier. We begged him to stop offering extras that we could not deliver but he just couldn’t help himself. Our department had the highest level of complaints and was disbanded. It was a shame because we were a great team and it was as a result of not being able to say No and extending ourselves unnecessarily.”
—Anonymous and frustrated
THE NUTS AND BOLTS
This program can be conducted as in house training at your offices.
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