Would you just get back to me?!
By: Kara Posner
It is frustrating waiting to hear back from people who take days to respond to business voicemails or emails. There are other people depending on me to complete my work and it kills me when others are holding me up. Sometimes the delay causes me to miss opportunities. True, folks are not always able to check their messages, or the messages get put on the back-burner. I can’t fault people for not having my fire at the top of their put-out list. There are too many times when I have to make the same decision and not respond immediately. A business type I know commiserates and sighs that on some days the best you can do is “only hit the high value targets and move on.” However, the more I don’t hear back from people the more I wonder where to draw a line, or for that matter, if there is a line? So I put it out to you gals: at what point does a delayed response become rude? In this fast paced and crowded market place when should the delay cost the responding party the business? Also, how different is it when the matter is personal versus business?