Remember: You all share the same goal
Ever feel that people in other departments are slowing you down and not being as cooperative as you’d like?
For the best – and most efficient – results, try these approaches:
- Think of it as delegating: Handle a request of someone in another department like a task you’re delegating to a co-worker. Lay out a timetable, ask what resources they might need, and confirm their commitment to taking it on.
- Get a jump on problems: Act assertively if any obstacles or problems crop up.
Tell them you’re appreciative
- Offer your help: You’ll get the most cooperation from others if you offer help. Something as simple as, “Would it be helpful if I … ?” lets them know you appreciate their efforts.
Key: You all share the same goal – the success of your organization