30 Nov 2020

Highlight: You deserve it, you want it, and here’s how you can ask for it confidently. 

So, you don’t have the confidence to ask for an increment or promotion while you know that you really deserve it.

Don’t worry, it’s a common problem people often face in the workplace. In fact, a promotion or pay raise isn’t the only thing you need to ask for at work but sometimes, you need to ask for help when you’re facing a problem with completing a task. In this situation, you can’t gather the confidence to approach someone assuming it will leave a negative impression of you in the workplace while it’s not true.

The companies usually focus on building a positive and friendly work environment where employees can easily reach out to one another if they need some help. That’s because the companies want to provide the best services to their clients rather than keeping their employees engaged with office politics.

Still, some employees don’t take advantage of this opportunity to improve themselves because they don’t want to be labeled as dumb in their workplace.

How to Boost your Confidence?

The purpose of writing this post is to highlight the important aspects that may help with boosting your confidence so you may easily ask fellow employees for help without any hesitation. These tips will also help you if you’re willing to ask for a pay raise or promotion. So, without any further ado, let’s start talking about how you can have the confidence to ask for what you want at work.

Build a Network

You’re going to spend the next few months or even years in the company. And you cant survive if you aren’t ready to build connections with your fellow employees. It doesn’t only keep your mind fresh all day long but it also helps with improving your performance over time. The companies also support this approach as it builds the spirit of teamwork among the employees.

However, the management won’t tolerate if you’re wasting your time rather than focusing on the work. Therefore, you must only build these connections in your spare time. The benefit of building connections with your fellow employees is that you can confidently ask them for help if you’re stuck at a point.

And they won’t refuse to help you because you’ve already developed a strong bond with them. But if you prefer managing things alone, you’d end up spending hours fixing a problem that could be fixed within a minute. And this, my friend, won’t leave a great impression on the management.

Accept that Everyone Makes Mistakes

Let’s say you’re new to the organizations and you’re yet to build connections with the fellow employees. So, how would you ask someone for help when you don’t even know them?

In this situation, you need to convince yourself that you’re a human and humans can make mistakes. There must be many kind-hearted people in your office who would be pleased to help you because you’re new to the office. But they won’t come to help you unless you ask them for help. Therefore, it’s important to convince yourself that you’re not a superhuman and there is nothing wrong to ask for help if you’ve made a stupid mistake.

Know your Worth

This tip is particularly for the employees who’re planning to ask for a promotion or increment.

You won’t ask for a promotion on your first day at work, would you?

Well, it means you’ve spent a few months building your reputation in the company. And you’ve finally reached the point where you think that you’re adding more value to the company than what you’re actually being paid for. The only thing you aren’t confident enough to talk to your manager is that you haven’t yet recognized your worth.

So, how would you be able to convince the manager? Therefore, it’s wise enough to know your worth before you think of reaching out to the manager. And once you’ve made up your mind, you shouldn’t leave any room for a “No” because it’s not easy to get a promotion.

Confidence is the key to become successful in the workplace. Oftentimes, you need to ask people for help when you can’t complete a task alone. In this situation, you need to have the confidence to ask for help. We’ve mentioned a few tips you can use to build the confidence to ask for what you want at work. We assure you that you won’t feel stranded in your workplace if you regularly follow these tips.