Employees spend approximately one-quarter of their day reading or writing emails
Today’s post is by Gayl Southard, Administrative Consultant, SafeSourcing.
Employees spend approximately one-quarter of their day reading or writing emails. The following are some basic guidelines on email etiquette.
- Include a clear, direct subject line.
- Use a professional email address.
- Think twice before hitting ‘reply all.’
- Include a signature block.
- Use professional salutations.
- Use exclamation marks sparingly.
- Be cautious with humor.
- Know that people from different cultures speak and write differently.
- Reply to your emails — even if the email wasn’t intended for you.
- Proofread every message (do not rely on spell check).
- Add email address last.Keep your fonts classic.Nothing is confidential — so write accordingly.
- Emojis do not belong in your emails.
- Keep tabs on your tone – you could be misinterpreted.
- Double-check that you’ve selected the correct recipient(s).
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