• LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+

The opposite of ‘Because I said so’

Get PDF file

by on
in HR Management,Human Resources

“People are more likely to do what we ask them to if we give them a reason why,” says Nancy Harbut, chief creative officer at HBT Marketing, at www.chiefmarketer.com. “The word ‘because’ is a compliance trigger—when we hear it, we start to act like little bobbleheads and just nod in agreement, even before we hear the actual reason.” The lesson: Make sure managers and HR explain the big picture of why they’re asking workers to take any action.

Leave a Comment