Is the most effective way to assign work to state:
a. Can you have this to be by 3pm on Tuesday?
b. When can you get this to me?
During the first part of the cast, there is a thorough discussion about the negative effects of "When can you get this done". The more effective way is to ask "When will you get this to me". Later in the cast, there is discussion of ensuring you ask for a day/time. I am wondering which way is the more effective.
I think if you state "B", then you are leaving it open to a negotiation. If I was the direct and answered Thursday at 11. Then was overruled by the boss stating Wed. at 10, then I'd be a bit annoyed. As a direct, I would wonder, why does he even ask me?
On the other hand, if you go with "A", it may come of as dictorial, and heavy-handed.