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Reinforcements : how to get people to help you
Halvorson, Heidi Grant-, 1973- author.
Publication Information:
Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2018]

Physical Description:
200 pages ; 22 cm
We all need help--especially in today's uber-collaborative workplaces. Here's the good news: humans are naturally wired to want to help each other. Now here's the bad: asking for help makes most of us wildly uncomfortable. As a result, we do a poor job of calling in the reinforcements we need, leaving confused or even offended colleagues in our wake. This pragmatic book explains the research on what psychologists call social intelligence. To elicit helpful behavior from their colleagues, you need to do two things: 1) Remove the obstacles that stand in the way of them helping you; 2) Trigger one or more of the motivations that make people want to help. Whether you're a first-time manager or a seasoned leader, getting people to do things for you is what management is. This book will help you do so, and do it in a way that leaves your helpers feeling good about pitching in.--
Asking for help is the worst. It makes us feel bad ; We assume others will say no ; We assume asking for help makes us less likable -- How to ask anyway. The inherent paradox in asking for help ; The four steps to getting the help you need Don't make it weird -- Creating a culture of helpfulness. The in-group reinforcement ; The positive identity reinforcement ; The effectiveness reinforcement.
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