It can be a daunting task to get the attention of corporate leaders. And once you do, speaking with them can present its own set of perceived challenges — especially when it’s an IT leader. After all, they’re likely busy running high-level projects and programs linked to key company objectives or campaigns.
While it’s harder to casually run into your IT team these days (and not safe to linger and chat with them), you can still connect, albeit virtually. You can reach out via email, instant message, LinkedIn, and other internal digital communication channels — but do you know what you’re going to say?
Whether you’re technically savvy or have no clue how to connect your laptop to a wireless printer without troubleshooting, here are a few things to keep in mind before you engage with IT leaders on a business request, no matter their seniority.