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Throwback | Please Be Nice

Dec 22, 2020


[Commentary by Christeen Akkarawatte]

The word nice, I realise, tends to be taken very lightly; but it actually holds a lot of weight. From what I am used to, I know that being nice or kind to people is just a general thing to do - it’s the basic-of-the-basic thing you know about interpersonal skills. Being nice also comes in varying degrees like being cooperative and understanding.

But do we actually see that in workplaces? Even if we are in a competitive environment, we still do have to be a nice person. Sometimes kindness is seen as a weakness but you actually gain respect from people and a good reputation! People would want to speak to you more because hey, you’re nice!

Asking for help is also often seen as a weakness, but actually, it shows that you have made sense of the task or problem and you are aware that you do need a hand. This sort of reflexivity shouldn’t be looked down upon. But then again, you need to remember to ask nicely.

In the following article by Rhiannon Richardson, the author realises how being nice and asking for help is actually rarer than they had thought.

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