maneo wrote:Perhaps you all have been too focused on getting the answer you wanted, striking a deal, etc., and forgetting about the answer you needed, the truth.
You can't impose your way of doing business nor your way of communicating.
Smarter questions would help.
Instead of asking whether someone would do something, you should be asking what it would take, what would need to be done to get them to do that something you want done.
Get beyond the "Yes or No," which is merely a pointless self-serving affirmation, and get to the heart of the matter, the actual tasks required.
It is really not that simple. In a broader context It is like with this never-ending discussion about the courtesy. Should I bend and do something I consider questionable just because everybody around does it or should I stand to the values I consider mine and universal.
Funny enough, in both of the cases it seems even the SG gov supports these values and not the most common local habbits. Unless I am completely desperate in getting something I will not waste my time for some silly adoration dance to get somebody involved in some collaborative (so supposingly for mutual benefits) work.
This, especially, that getting the involvement as a result of such approach would only mean bigger troubles at the stage of actual project execution and I would probably need to get to the heart of the matter to get quality results or any results at all. No, thank you.