Do you send a ‘For the record’ email when you disagree?
13/04/2015 11:39 AM by
When you disagree with something, you must send an email to the person you disagree with and CC all the people involved, because:
- Later down the track you can say: "I told you so" ;-)
- People read it later, after they cooled down from the meeting, and see it as useful input.
- "I knew it, we should never have used Silverlight for the Northwind project. "
- Bad example
- "For the record, I disagree doing the Northwind Project in Silverlight, I recommend doing it in Flash, because ...."
- Good example
Start your email with the words “For the record,” so that you can find it more easily in the future.
This is also a good thing to do if you have an ethical problem
with a task.
Do you feel this rule needs an update?