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Advise working with a coworker who doesn't "answer the question directly": I just joined a new company and I am starting to work with a coworker but I feel like he tends to deflect my questions all the time and he often gives a vague/BS answer. FOR EXAMPLE, I stepped in reviewing the list of deliverables needed for the project, I provided my input but instead of discussing the actual context, he would just gave me a bunch of historical background information. How do I "cut to the chase"?

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Let them talk. See if it is relevant. Be willing to say "thanks for the background, but that doesn't answer my question which is X." Consider if you've asked a poorly-framed question that prompted a long response you didn't expect.

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