Reblog: 20 Fatal Online Business Etiquette Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

General Professionalism and Business Etiquette

Business Etiquette Mistake #5: Assuming How People Prefer to Communicate

The point is, everyone’s different.

If you’re unsure which communication medium is best, ask.

Some people hate email.

Like Harriet Butterfield, PR and social client manager at The Honey Partnership, who says that email doesn’t work well with the millennial startup mentality because, “It’s slow and passive, instead of quick and proactive.”

Butterfield continues, “Email is the last resort and only a way to send official documents.”

Others hate instant messaging and prefer all communication through email, or the phone.

Like Monica Karpinski, founder, and editor of The Femedic, who uses email to organize her entire life.

“Basically without my inbox, I have no clue what I’m doing that day, or where I’m at for certain projects,” says Karpinski.

The point is, everyone’s different.

So, don’t assume that your supplier, customers, or partners will want to communicate in the same way that you do.

via 20 Fatal Online Business Etiquette Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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