just received a beautifully designed email from a well-known creative publisher outlining what to do when a client becomes unresponsive.
In short, the solution was to send more emails—a follow-up email, followed by a follow-up to the follow-up. Finally, send them the hammer when all else fails by giving them the ASAP email. Have we lost our collective minds? This practice is the embodiment of a well-known definition of insanity.
I would argue that a phone call or video chat should be how you connect when you have an unresponsive client. In non-covid times an in-person meeting, if possible. An unresponsive client could also indicate a lousy process on your side of the fence. We should always keep a close eye on these processes and continuously challenge them.
Be always looking for a way to better your relationship with those you serve. Your alarm bells should go off when you or the organization you work for gravitate toward automation to interact with humans.