06 9th, 2010 |
Human Resources IQ, one of our sites, posted an article on email etiquette. You can read the full article on email etiquette here. I thought I would summarize the points and share with you.
- Read before sending and fix your mistakes.
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- Ignore the mistakes of others.
- Do not e-mail when angry or upset.
- Expect your message to go public.
- Send request in time.
- Respond immediately or make a note to respond soon.
- Be Brief.
- If the message must be long, start with requests and guide lines.
- Write a good subject line.
- Type like you would a letter (do not use or lol, or LMFAO)
When should we not use e-mail?
Either make a phone call or visit in person to talk when:
- Emotions are high
- The message is delicate
- Too many misunderstanding are occurring.
We’ve all been there after we hit send and wish we hadn’t, gotten the reply with – where’s the attachment?, and even noticed the typos. Worst email send mistake anyone?
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