This is something that raises my hackles daily. Just don't do it!
@mike I have a rule - if you ping me on IM and just say “Hi” you’re not getting a reply. Ask the bloody question!
@kev Brilliant! That's *exactly* what I scream (in my mind) when someone just type "hello"!!!
Best situation is close to the end of the working day and I'm away from my desk, I come back after some time (it can be one hour or so), I see "hello", I write "hello" and then I go home. :)
I think I'll put nohello.com as my status.
Thanks for sharing! :)
Yup, same here. I usually don't reply.
But then I have *that thought* all the time. AHAH!!
Until sometimes I "explode" and reply with "Hi, did you just want to say hi or is there something you wanted to ask? In the latter case, please do NOT wait for a reply and ask".
As Kev, my status is always updated so if it's "Available" means I'm available. :)
Messaging is *mainly* sync, but there is no need of handshake (hi).
(to be continued)
Plus, if you write hi and wait for hours it demonstrates it's not urgent, to me.
Sometimes when I reply "hi" I get nothing back for long time (many minutes)!!!
What am I supposed to do? Looking at the screen the whole time waiting for the *** question? :D
Emails, specially when well written, clear, precise are so, so, so underrated! One of such mails is worth 100 meetings/phone calls, chats.
(to be continued)
Question: do you see this behaviour more often (or exclusively) from colleagues of a different culture than yours?
In my case (multinational company, working with people located in almost all time zones and coming from different cultures) it seems it is.
I love to work with so many different people, it's so enriching!
I'd be sad working in a more etherogeneous environment (eg: all from same country or all white/black, etc. or all/main men/women, etc.).
to be cont'd
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