Things You Should Stop Doing in Emails
Despite all of the modes of communication available to us today, email remains the business communication of choice. It’s a convenient way to send a message to another country, a client, or the guy in the cubicle next to you.
We get so many emails and have so many more responsibilities that we get lazy. In an effort to just get through all of our emails, we forget that the other person may not know what we are talking about. We shoot out an email to dump the ball in someone else’s court, forgetting that they don’t have the same background and context.
Many of us have developed bad email habits. Everyone would be more productive in email if we just quit doing some of these nasty practices.
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I once knew a woman who was in a bad relationship. I never met her significant other, but she made random comments about how he treated her. The interesting – and significant – thing was that she didn’t make these comments to complain about his behavior. They were stated in a matter-of-fact manner that indicated […] Continue reading →
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