Watercooler Work Relationships

Why You Should Say ‘Thank You’ Instead of ‘Sorry’

say-thank-you
Written by Jessie Liu

We often apologize for small things in the workplace, thinking that is what people like to hear. Remember when you were giving a presentation? Do you say "sorry" when someone asks you to repeat or explain something from the last slide? According to a 2010 study, women also apologize more than men. But many times, we use the word "sorry" out of habit more than out of necessity.

Over apologizing can lead others to doubt you or lose confidence in your abilities. Through her comics below, Yao Xiao suggests that you say ‘thank you’ instead. Check out the following comic and see how using “thank you” instead of “sorry” can have a much different effect.

why-you-should-not-say-sorry

[Source: The Art of Yao Xiao]

 

Want More Content Like This?

Get TheJobNetwork's Latest Career Advice &
Job Seeking Tips straight to your inbox

3K Shares
Share931
Tweet59
Share504
Reddit1K
Pin47