How can I tactfully talk to a CFO about preventing scope creeping? Is closed as off-topic, with the comments stating that this 'can only belong' on Workplace.SE:
This question is more appropriate for Workplace SE. In fact, it's already been answered many, many times over. Just search the site. How to manage expectations, requirements, etc. – AndreiROM 19 hours ago
Or that it isn't an IPS question at all:
This doesn't seem like IPS problem, bosses feature creep because they can get more work for the same money that way, not because of some interpersonal issues – Maxim 16 hours ago
We have several meta posts stating that just because a question is on-topic for another site, it shouldn't necessarily be off-topic here:
- Is it possible we've got too many Stack Exchange sites/categories?
- Improve migrating questions between Stack Exchange sites
I asked the OP in the comments if they were specifically looking for an IPS solution, and this was confirmed:
@Tinkeringbell Yes, I'm looking for how to deal with his requests and how to not just say "I'm busy, go away" sort of dealie. To escalate, I'd need to go to the CEO, and although I know that everyone has spoken about this, the CEO is also guilty of it. I don't really know how to tell him that there's other projects I need to work on before I can make his changes. – Anoplexian 18 hours ago
In my opinion, "How can I tactfully talk to a CFO about preventing scope creeping from someone in an executive position without losing my job?" is a very legit, interpersonal question. Just because it focuses on interactions in the workplace, doesn't mean it's supposed to off-topic here?
an IPS approach appears to me to be by far too slow. Lives are potentially at stake (it's about boating safety) and the OP's supervisor's feelings or opinions do not matter at all.
That's definitely not the case here, there are no lives at risk...
On the other hand, we have:
- Should workplace related questions involving communication be on-topic?
- Where do we draw a line for Workplace questions?
The general consensus here seems to be that just because a question involves an interaction taking place in a workplace, it doesn't mean it is necessarily off-topic.
If there is anything still 'wrong' with this question, which makes it unsuitable for IPS.SE, what is it? There is not much feedback in the comments for the OP to work on. If this is off-topic, why? Has our line for questions regarding IPS skills in the workplace shifted since this meta?