Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Brevity in email

But if everyone thought about email in the same way, what I’m suggesting wouldn’t be rude. Here are the basic guidelines that are working for me and, so, I propose for all of the world to adopt immediately:

  • No signoff.
  • No greeting.
  • Brevity signals respect. Three sentences or fewer.
  • Don’t let the inbox become a to-do list.
  • Check only two or three times a day.

James Hamblin

The Atlantic

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