My old car needed a paint job on certain rusty spots. I’m hoping to get a few more years from it for my teenager. I stopped by at the auto shop, got an estimate and then they took in my car.
I spoke briefly with my diving instructor to arrange for a weekend dive. I e-mailed her the next day and she took care of everything. The common thread with these scenarios is obvious. Do you think I’ll do business with them again? Absolutely!
So, in the office, make it easy for others to work with you. Reply to e-mails and voicemails quickly. Offer solutions instead of hesitations. If you disagree with something, honestly share the reasons to your disagreement. Life is way too short and precious to waste on petty politics and to be a pain in the posterior.