Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. : Oscar Wilde

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Go ahead and network : people willing to help

Some clients ask whether those they telephone for information interviews will be willing to give up the time. Yet any of us who have done this kind of research on behalf of others or ourselves know that most people are quite willing. Here is an account of some academic research indicating that people greatly underestimate the degree to which others are willing to help.

Ask For Help: Why People Are Twice as Likely to Assist as You Think