Your Email Could Be Better!
We're drowning in email. And the many hours we spend on it are generating ever more work for our friends and colleagues. We can reverse this spiral by following a few Email best practices.
Email best practices improve communication, streamline workflows and amp up productivity.
Unfortunately, not everyone is aware of some pretty basic tried-and-true rules. And even those who are occasionally slip up. But no matter the reason, those seemingly small missteps create extra work for everyone involved.
The last thing anyone needs is more work – we’re all drowning in emails as it is!
But there’s hope. You can use email more effectively and improve everyone’s productivity, all by sending a simple link.
Our list of the most common email mistakes explain the problem and provide proactive solutions. If someone in your organization sends an email that could use some tweaking, just include a link to the specific fault in your reply.
Over time, this method helps everyone in your organization improve their emails and communicate more effectively.
A win for you, and a win for the team.
How it Works
Here’s an example of YourEmailCouldBeBetter in action:
In the above example, the sender made two mistakes:
- He used the vague email subject line "Interesting things".
- The sender didn’t include a specific call to action such as "Should we buy this product?" or "Do you think the product in the following link should be added to our line?”.
Rather than derailing the email thread (which is an email fault all its own) and/or calling out the sender on his less-than-perfect communication style, the recipient simply added two links in the bottom of his reply. This points out, to the original sender, that the email could be improved on and provides a resource explaining how to do just that.
The recipient simply added these 2 links to the bottom of his reply:
The sender is now free to follow these links, learn, and improve his future emails.