Not every request we make is fulfilled. Not every assignment is accomplished. Not every task we assign is completed.
Why is that? Possibly, the lack of a complete request.
It may be the person we made the request to was incapable or decided to ignore us. Or, more likely, it may be our request was not clear.
An unclear request increases the chance the desired outcome will not occur. An unclear request permits misunderstanding and confusion to guide the path toward an unsatisfactory result.
Understanding the essential elements of making a complete request improves the chance the desired outcome will occur.
Let’s examine the 7 elements one at a time. [Read more…]