Ever experienced a push back moment?
You’ve no doubt been in a meeting or workshop when you hear someone saying, “we can’t”, “you can’t” or “it won’t”.
My Gen Y buddies tell me these are push back statements.
Sometimes people use them when they feel they may be left behind or are losing relevance to their group or community.
If you anticipate some ‘pushers’ at your next meeting, here’s a swag of ‘Plan B’ options for you to respond with.
|We don’t have enough money in the budget||How can we share the expense?
How can reallocate funds within the existing budget?
|They never do what they say they’ll do||Are there any times they do?
What would it take to make it work?
How can we make this happen?
|We’ve tried that already||What was the outcome?
How can we try it again with modern tech?
What did you do?
|But they won’t be engaged or they’ll lose interest||Why don’t we ask them what they’d like?
What do we need to do to get them engaged?
Why do you think they won’t be?
|You won’t understand||How can I get a better understanding?|
|It’s too expensive||In comparison to…?|
|They keep saying they’re going to….||I can’t talk about what’s happened before, it’ just that…|
|You’re too young and inexperienced||How can I get the experience you need?
How old do I have to be?
|We haven’t got enough time||How long will this take?
What can we prioritise?
Let’s make a plan for the time we do have.
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