Do you use email for tasks only - not chatting?
28/03/2019 5:40 PM by
Email is a very powerful business tool. The main problem, however, is that for most people it is out of control - emails build up until they are impossible to manage. To help minimize mailbox clutter, try these tips:
Using your mailbox as a task list also saves you from having to use inefficient paper-based cards to track your tasks.
Figure: Bad Example - A bad email is one that gives no clear action items and will probably lead to a back and forth thread (potentially with people misunderstanding each other) Figure: Good Example - A good email has a clear next step action point
Tip 1: It is better when email is not used as communication. Of course, if the person is unavailable, follow the ‘as per our conversation’ rule which tells you what to do.
E.g. "As per the message I left on your phone…" and detail the questions you would like answered.
Tip 2: Make sure to number your tasks, if there is more than one, as per "Do you number small tasks related to 1 topic?"
VIDEO - Top 10+ Rules to Better Email Communication with Ulysses Maclaren
Do you feel this rule needs an update?