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Ask the right question

For the last 3 or 4 weeks, management type people have been asking if everyone has added their holiday time off to the calendar. Over and over again they ask. Every gathering, every meeting, they would ask.

The problem is they were asking the wrong question.

The right question was, “Who HASN’T┬áput their holiday time off on the calendar.” When I asked that question, nobody responded. Everyone had already put their time in. I’m guessing the expectation was that we ALL were taking time off, and when they didn’t see names on the calendar, they assumed we weren’t doing what they had asked.

Quit asking the same thing OVER and OVER. Take a moment to understand if you are asking the right thing. Then ask it.

Have you put your time off on the holiday schedule?

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