A simple protocol for learning, skill sharing, and building connections, with respect for people’s agency.
Ask someone, “would you be willing to help me with …?” The person asked accepts or declines with a simple “yes” or “no”.
- if the request is declined, the person asking accepts the answer without negotiation or inquiry
- if the request is unclear, inquire for more information
- if you accept a request for help, support your peer in the best way you can