When someone sends you a question on an email, develop the capability to respond to it in email.
Most people respond to it over WhatsApp or call, suggesting:
- They are not articulate
- They do not value the other person’s time
- They do not want to keep things in order for everyone to be aligned
- They think only about themselves instead of valuing how a professional conversation should flow
- In the process of getting things done “quick” they usually leave so much room for ambiguity and future disconnects, that the quick work often takes more time than anticipated.
I agree phone or video call is important sometimes, but understanding where it is not needed and it is merely our need for connection to another human being – is important.
Time is finite. So should be our ego.