Apparently I’m rude.
I was asked to connect with someone on LinkedIn to ‘stay in the loop of my thoughts’. I am always happy to engage with people who want to discuss moving LnD forward which is why I accepted their invitation.
The next day, they sent me marketing message.
I don’t conduct commercial activity via LinkedIn; working extensively in the public sector means procurement and purchasing activity needs to be transparent. If this person’s organisation wanted to bid for a tender, I’d have to declare previous conversations, etc.
This is why I don’t undertake commercial activity on LinkedIn- it is to protect suppliers – and me – from any suggestions of impropriety in future procurement.
I told the person I don’t undertake commercial activity on LinkedIn.
Apparently, that’s rude.