Say YES to New Assignments

Say YES to New Assignments

Seven Dimensions
Updated Nov 13, 2019

With not enough people to do all the jobs that need doing, Dr Judy Olian makes a practice of saying YES when asked. She tells Eve Ash when taking on new assignments, you learn what you’re good at, you acquire new skills and discover hidden talents. People view you in new ways. Being afraid of new jobs is normal, she counsels. Don’t let it stop you.

Learning Objective
Eve Ash and Dr Judy Olian discuss why we all should say YES to new assignments, because:
• You learn what you’re good at
• You’ll pick up new skills
• Colleagues view you in new ways
• Feeling (natural) fear, you’ll be glad you did it