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7. Don't Overload

On the other end of the courtesy check-in is the employee who raps permanent knuckle dents into his boss' door. High data consumption on a smartphone generally leads to throttling, an irritating slow down of web access intended to ration space on limited bandwidths.

Department heads have limited bandwidths as well. Maintain access by respecting their time and your own abilities. Delegation (to your boss) means never having to say, "never mind, I’ll just do it myself." Of course you should seek help for roadblocks, but if you spot the spinning wheel of death by your boss' door, retreat and regroup.