If a computer-generated Alexa can respond by saying “on it, “ certainly you can respond when others contact you and on time.
Let’s face it: It’s hard not to be responsive. Smartphones are attached to our hips, and Alexa and Siri take our commands within seconds. Yet many people employ a selective response. This is not only rude, but it says that your message is simply not important.
Here are a few gentle reminders on how to be responsive:
1. If you get a text, respond as soon as you can.
2. When you get an email, make sure the turnaround time is 24 hours.
3. For a phone call, shoot for the end of the day unless you’re in a meeting, in which case your voicemail should state it.
4. When you get an invitation, this garners a response. So it’s courteous to respond as soon as possible. The answer is yes or no; just don’t wait until the day of the party.
5. Acknowledging anything missed is essential. When you don’t respond to others quickly and positively, chances are the same will happen when the shoe is on the other foot.
My other appendage.