Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Silence--why? Part Three: Catch me if you can

When you have a seemingly simple communication with someone over email and the other person doesn't email back to acknowledge or agree that could mean:

  1. They don't agree
  2. They do agree
  3. They aren't sensitive to basic communication

Or very likely, they think that their silence will now allow them to take control. It's now your turn to wonder, to fret, to track down or to throw your hands in the air and give up.

Taking control via silence does not work. The person doing that is not viewed positively and the don't have true "control" over anything. They are viewed as road bumps in every endeavor they're involved in. And often they wonder why are they not respected or revered as they would like.

Simple solution: Answer back. Now. Clearly.  Respectfully.

Barry LaBov
LaBov & Beyond

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