The art of apologizing solves a number of conflicts that can arise from an unintended statement and portrays your respect to other people, which helps things get back to normal. I agree with how challenging it is asking an individual who is always late to keep time. However, apart from taking precaution you take when you are asking the individual to be in time, what makes you that it is challenging in the situation regardless whether the victim violates the schedule or not? Rose
I appreciate your priority in other people feelings that have led you to an easy perception of the apologizing scenario. On the other hand, you find it very hard to say no to an individual offering to assist in a project, which I also have, a similar insight. Consequently, how would you reject an offer from someone offering help to your project?
That is a very commendable question. The most innocuous way I would ask someone to keep time is by putting myself in his shoes, and then I remark the issue from the positive side of being in time. For example, I would ask you, “Hi Alicia, yesterday I was also late, and I actually missed a number of important ideas. Tomorrow I will make sure I arrive early and hope you can also try and be on time so that we can gain the best from the beginning”.
You are right that the scenario of asking someone to be on time can result to aggressiveness from the victim. Effective Consultations with administration and the victim will definitely be an appropriate strategy to handle the