#88 Be Responsive
Return emails and phone calls promptly and within 24 hours. Doing so demonstrates respect and helps keep you connected.
While this practice is important for all employees, it is particularly important when communicating with remote employees who may not always receive the same level of attention as employees located on site. Remote employees should likewise return messages promptly to foster connection with their colleagues.
This is the eighty-eighth post in our series entitled “100 Ways to Connect.” The series highlights language, attitudes and behaviors that help you connect with others. Although the language, attitudes and behaviors focus on application in the workplace, you will see that they also apply to your relationships at home and in the community.