What should you do when you want to communicate with someone?
Phone calls are widely considered disruptive but email is overloaded, so there's problems using either of them.
I am curious what you prefer both for receiving and reaching out to others.
For me, if it is a simple technical issue / question, email is best. If it is a broader one, I prefer someone start a discussion so I can share it with / get feedback from others.
However, email drains me. There's so much of it and I never get enough time to answer everything. To that end, I am ok with people emailing multiple times about the same thing but many times, old emails just get buried.
I do, though, like to speak on the phone, especially if it is someone who knows about inside stuff going on in the industry. It allows for a little give and take about what's happening.
Ok, how about you? Your preferences? Your best tactics reaching out to others?