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

Email Business Etiquette

Business Etiquette Mistake #9: Writing Long Emails When They’re Not Needed

If possible, you should state the purpose of the email within the first two sentences.

Nobody needs more email.

A Carleton University survey found that over half of respondents reported high levels of work overload and stress, much of it associated with reading and answering emails.

So, get to the point.

If possible, you should state the purpose of the email within the first two sentences.

Workplace expert and author Lindsey Pollak, says, “The person reading your email should not have to dig through several paragraphs in order to figure out what you’re asking.”

Write concisely.

Also, use lots of white space and bullet points to make your emails easier to read.

People appreciate it when you’re considerate with their time.

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

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