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Avoid Qualifying Input

February 26, 2021

Via: HR Hero

A surefire way to frustrate a manager is to provide qualified input. Qualifying input is a strategy instinctively used by many employees to avoid committing to a response as a safety measure in case they end up being wrong. However, it also makes employees seem unsure, indecisive, and even lazy.

‘I Think’ Suggests Uncertainty

A great example of qualified input is using the phrase “I think” before providing advice or offering an answer to a question.

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