Are you overwhelmed by email? When it comes to business email etiquette, there is one thing you can do to manage the tide of email. This is part five of an eight-part series on how to manage your email inbox.
Business Email Etiquette: Don’t Reply to All Emails
When it comes to email etiquette for business, I find this one really hard, because it seems discourteous. But if an email is an information only email, you do not need to respond by thanking the person for sending the email to you. It simply doubles the amount of email traffic. Even if someone is responding to you to let you know you have done something they have asked, there is no need to reply to them thanking them for carrying out the task!
Another aspect of email etiquette for business is to remember that email is not a chat system (again I am worse at this than I’d like to think). Banter backwards and forwards between someone who has sent you an email isn’t very productive! It can quickly fill your email inbox! If you want banter, pick the phone up to them instead – it will be quicker in the long run.
I am passionate about leaders (especially spiritual leaders) being as productive and effective as possible. Your ministry will have all the more impact if you can deal with administration efficiently and effectively. So now you know know one principle for business email etiquette, why not try cutting down on your email replies today? And follow along for seven more tips on how to manage your inbox.
- Mobile Email Management: An Effective Remedy For Overwhelmed Email
- An Inbox Zero Method: Smart Ways To Deal With Too Much Email
- Time Management: A People Person’s Guide To Managing Time
- How to Manage Your Outlook Inbox: A Lifeline for Surviving Email Overload
- How to Manage Your Email Inbox: One of the Best Tips
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