Read an email asking for help from another department to practise and improve your reading skills.
When you're struggling with a problem, it can be really tough to ask for help. You might feel like you're admitting defeat, or like you're not capable of solving the problem on your own. But sometimes, reaching out for help is the best thing you can do.
Asking for help doesn't mean you're weak or that you can't handle the problem on your own. It just means that you're smart enough to realize when you could use some assistance. And that's nothing to be ashamed of.
If you're not sure how to ask for help, start by reaching out to someone you trust. Explain the problem you're facing and why you think they might be able to help. Be specific about what kind of help you're looking for, and be willing to listen to their suggestions.
To: James Forrester
Date: 6 November
Subject: Possible help with product design
As you know, we have been working on the new perfume that we are launching in April and we are unsure about some of the packaging details. We have seen some of your creative work in the sales department and we think you have a very good eye for detail.
Do you have some time before close of business this Friday to sit down with us and talk through some of our designs? We would truly appreciate your advice on this. It shouldn't take longer than two hours of your time and we would be happy to clear it with Patricia, your department head, if necessary.
Head of Department
Remember, asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. So don't be afraid to reach out when you need it.