Legit Alibis For Avoiding Last-Minute Meetings

Especially important advice for meetings that are planned solely for the purposes of planning future meetings:

“A coworker sends you an email asking if you’re available for a 2:30 p.m. meeting, and your first thought is: How am I going to get out of this? You haven’t blocked out that time on your calendar, because technically you aren’t already committed to something else…Before you automatically (though begrudgingly) agree because you don’t think you have a choice, keep this in mind: While it’s true people will judge someone who declines every meeting or backs out after agreeing, that’s not what’s happening here….In other words, it’s possible to say no to a last-minute meeting and still look like a team player. Here’s how.”

Read: Three Perfectly Legit Alibis For Avoiding Last-Minute Meetings at FastCompany

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