Let’s be hyper productive and make the world a better place.
I receive hundreds of emails per day and am working diligently to respond as much as possible. This is a reactive process that I deeply appreciate. It is also important that I spend most of my time in a proactive state.
To maximize our mutual proactive states, let’s follow these best e-mail practices.
Notes for Effective eMail Communication:
- Make the Subject Line Descriptive – Make the purpose easy to identify
When replying with a shift in direction, change the subject line to reflect new direction.
- Number Points – Make action items clear.
Numbered points help to make action steps identifiable and easier to execute.
- Reflect – Read it over to ensure clear, succinct idea transmission.
Long lingering eMails are much more challenging to respond to effectively.
- Be Solution Oriented – Asking questions is great, but provide solutions when possible.
Solutions are what we’re all after. If you can provide direction, it will be easier to reply effectively.