I have never been that crazy about text and email because it is way too easy to blow somebody off. If you can and this may be unusual to the younger peeps....But call them on a phone. If it is really important and they vm you then call back until you actually speak to who you need to. They can not blow you off at that point and it is much more personal. You may even get to know those others better. It is too impersonal via text and email!Do you not have a change board that goes through proposed changes to make sure they make sense and don't clash with one another ?
I generally don't like the formality of things like change boards and granular permissions.. my first IT job was at a smaller company with just me and one other engineer who were top level admin to every system and we were the only authority and decision makers on everything that happened. That was nice, I miss those days. Now I have very specific access to very specific things and if I need to integrate something I don't have access too, this is when I start having to email people to do their part. I get it and understand why it's like that, but oh man is it a slow process.