Need a co-worker to help you with something? — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
Need a co-worker to help you with something? Place your hand on the person’s desk, says Dr. David Givens, the director of the Center for Nonverbal Studies in Spokane, WA. Givens says that by placing your hand on your co-worker’s desk as you explain the help you need, it becomes far more likely the person will agree to do it. Why? Because it shows you’re at ease in the coworker’s personal space. And that makes the other person feel closer to you and more willing to help.