- Say No. What a relief it is to be honest about your abilities and time constraints. If you're overburdened because you said yes to every request, your reliability rating will drop off the scale. You may lose a promotion. It's not worth it to over-promise.
- Offer alternatives when you face unreasonable requests. When someone comes to you for help and you know you can't get the job done, ask this, "Would you be able to allocate more resources so that I can accommodate you?" Or, "Would you mind if we extend the deadline so that I can give your request enough time to handle it properly without cutting corners?"
- Check your reliability rating at the end of each day. Ask yourself, what can I do better tomorrow to better fulfill my obligations? Your goal is continuous improvement.
What area of your life are you planning to focus on so you can increase your reliability rating? I look forward to reading your comments below. Have a great day. Thanks for visiting.