We have a love-hate relationship with email. Research shows employees spend an estimated 71 hours on irrelevant emails per work year – that’s almost 90 minutes a week. Yet, CEOs, leaders and employees agreed email is an effective way to exchange information at work.
Despite its effectiveness as a communication vehicle, there’s consensus that it needs to be improved. Email is not as effective as it could be. Managers and employees say the top issue with work-related email includes a number of misbehaviors.
So, in the spirit of using email better, and helping others use it better too, we’ve created a one-page tip sheet—10 Dos and Don'ts of Email—with tips anyone can implement to avoid email abuses and fix bad habits.
These tips include:
- What doesn't go in email
- Subject line best practices
- Things to do before hitting send
- And more!
Armed with these 10 practical tips, you’ll be able to spend more time focusing on other important aspects of your job and less time getting bogged down in unnecessary emails.
Click below to download—10 Dos and Don’ts of Email Tip Sheet — and get the steps you need to take back control of your email.