Underwear sales may be skyrocketing soon due to people realizing that they’ve had a wedgie that needs to be removed. More and more, I’ve noticed how much people have a giant wedgie when it comes to communications. Examples of giant wedgies:
1. I won’t text people, that’s not for business
2. I won’t put my resume online
3. I won’t leave a message when I call someone because they should just answer the phone immediately
4. I won’t sit down and have coffee with someone unless there is definite business involved
If you have said any one of these things before, you probably should check how far your underwear are up your rear; you may need to go shopping.
Don’t build absolutes in your communications with your staff. Find ways to communicate with them that meet the needs of both parties, not just your own personal preference.