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How to email – check out these tips for sending a proper office message

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We all use email. It’s gone outside just the world of personal missives and become normal operating procedure for offices. Rather than come by your desk, your boss and coworkers are far more likely to send a short note via outlook. We all (hopefully) know not to write in all caps but the Atlantic has published some further email etiquette to help us craft the perfect electronic mail.

These are short tips that are really geared for office interactions. Basically, they boil down to, you are not writing a letter so stop treating it that way. If you’re sending a message to your Grammy or Pa-Pa, then please feel free to include a “dear” and a sign off but if it’s to Bill in accounting, you can skip it.

Brevity is the soul of wit and it turns out it’s the proper way to handle email as well. Don’t write a novella where three short sentences will do. If you have that much to say, it might actually be better to call a meeting. Check out the article to see if you’re emailing correctly.

Donyae’s love for technology is based on a need to survive our future robotic overlords. Know thy enemy as you know yourself. But since even odds are on the zombie future, she has also learned how to prepare squirrel. You can find her on Facebook until the robots – or zombies – rise up.

Donyae Coles – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


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