Why is it so difficult for some folks to confirm receipt?
A simple “got it” text would do (hops off soap box)
If I ever go postal, this will be the reason
I posted this on a REALTOR Facebook forum and immediately got LOTS of “Confirmation of receipt” (50+ “Likes” and several comments).
It seems I struck a nerve for many folks, and I suspect it’s not just relevant to REALTORS.
Doesn’t it drive you BONKERS when you send important communication (Like an Offer to Purchase a House) to someone . . . and they don’t have the decency to let you know they received it?
This damages the probability of building strong rapport, trust, cooperation, and getting things done.
I can’t think of a single justifiable reason not to acknowledge receipt, and I can think of a bajillion ways it’s potentially damaging and even TOXIC.
When there’s no “feedback,” the sender has NOTHING in the way of information from the other side and really has no other path to travel than one of imagining “conspiracy theories” as to why this person is failing to acknowledge.
Of course, the receiving party could be BUSY or in midst of personal crisis or technologically challenged, and I am in no way expecting a deep dialog immediately . . . ONLY some sign of life from the other side even if it’s just a “K” by text.
You might accuse me of being melodramatic with my comparison to a Communication BLACK HOLE, so I invite you to read this definition and decide for yourself.
Does it adequately describe how and why you feel the way you do when you find yourself communicating to – well – NOTHING?
Published by Barry Owen
Strategist-CEO of Pareto Realty
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