Source: Jetlagged Comic
I’ve always had an issue with those people who insist upon something being done because I’ve found that it is not often necessary to insist upon something. In my previous roles I was often asked to perform a variety of tasks, as we all are at some point, and found myself generally being more than happy to undertake these tasks.
The act of being told what to do and how to do it made these acts a lot more difficult to complete solely due to the demand rather than the request.
This isn’t my way of stating that hierarchy is evil or anything of that sort. If there is a mutual respect between two people, there will be very few instances in which anything needs to be insisted and the majority of us know that when somebody asks us to do something there often isn’t really a choice but we appreciate the gesture!
My advice would always be that if you’re constantly insisting on things being a certain way, you’re the problem and should seek to change.