1. I call your work phone. You do not answer and it rolls over to voice mail. What will I hear?
83.3% A greeting from you asking me to leave a message and you will get back to me as soon as possible
00.0% An automated voice that says leave a message (your number)
00.0% An Automated voice saying "mailbox full"
>We don't have voice mail. A real person will answer the phone.
>A greeting asking to leave a message and will get back as soon as possible but also my phone number is assistance is needed immediately.
2. If in the first question, I heard "A greeting from you asking me to leave a message and you will get back as soon as possible", when will you call me back?
66.7% Usually within an hour or so
33.3% Same day
3. When you go away for a few days, you set up an automatic response on your email saying you will be away. That response...
16.7% ...will say you will be gone until (date)
25.0% ...will say you will be gone but (person) is taking your calls
58.3% ...will say you will be gone and has your cell number for emergencies
00.0% is still in place although you have been back for months
>I don't set up an automatic response. I read and respond to my email almost daily no matter where I am
>I will check messages so there is no need for the auto response.
4. You work for me. I call you in, give you an assignment that will require you to look up a couple of data points, get a couple of vendor prices, do a few calculations and produce a small writeup. You leave without us sayiing when it is due. You think...
25.0% I'll get this knocked out by tomorrow
08.3% I can get this done this week
00.0% I'll plan to complete this in a couple of weeks
00.0% I'll put this on my todo list
00.0% You give no thought to the schedule and throw it in the pile on your desk
58.3% You immediately turn around, come back to my office and ask me when I would like this completed
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