How to Respond to “Looking Forward to Working with You”

Do you often fumble or feel uncomfortable while responding to a compliment? All of us have been there at least once, so let us tell you how you can ensure that you’ll always have an appropriate response to a compliment.

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The first tip is never to say anything even remotely self-deprecating. Secondly, think about their compliment for one whole second. Is that something you think should be complimented? Or do you think they’re being derogatory? Is it a compliment worth responding to or something that can be answered in just a smile?

Whatever you do, never think that you don’t deserve that compliment. Whenever someone compliments you, they’re going to get a glimpse of your personality in the answer. Remember to smile and be humble but not dismissive. Lastly, try not to give a basic response like thank you unless you can’t think of anything else.

If you want to know how to respond to more such questions and phrases, you’ve come to the right place. In today’s blog, we’ll discuss how you can respond to the phrase looking forward to working with you. There are many factors on which the response to a statement depends, and we’re going to factor in all of them.

How to Respond to “Looking Forward to Working with You”

Responding to looking forward to working with you by someone younger/below your rank:

Firstly, let’s talk about how you would respond if someone younger/newer to the field said these words to you. The trick here is to be confident and reassuring while being humble as well.

“Me, too! Buckle up because we’ll have a lot of fun together.”

“I am, too. I’m sure there’s a lot we can both learn from each other.”

If you respond with either of these answers, you’ll come off as a fun and cool person to work with. Moreover, another great advantage of this answer is that you’ll always have the option of showcasing your strict side. The other person will still respect you because you haven’t said anything that indicates they’ll get away with any other approach.

“That’s good. Get ready because you’ll learn a lot on this project.”

With this response, you’ve implied that your focus will be learning, not fun. However, this answer is not something you can come back from. Once you’ve said this, the other person will understand and fit it in their mind that you’re not someone to be messed with. You’ll also not be able to go back to a friendly relationship with them.

“Likewise.”

“Let’s hope you work hard enough to get this opportunity again.”

Responses such as these are interpreted as rude and unapproachable. Only use these answers when you want nothing to do with them and you two working together is not of much consequence to you. You can also use these responses when you want to take on a no-nonsense, strict discipline approach.

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Dharmesh Donda

iStaunch is written by Dharmesh Donda, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 2012. Have been in IT industry for more than a decade, and currently doing management and consulting work have taken a plunge into entrepreneurship.

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