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Writing Better Emails

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If you’re concerned that a task may have fallen through the cracks, start with a little context. It can be helpful to explain why the task is important to you, too.

Example:

Last Friday, we talked about growth strategies over lunch, and you shared some thoughts. You offered to put together a list of project ideas for further brainstorming. I’ve been excited to get your input. Have you had a moment to jot those ideas down?

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Problem: You’re taking some time off and don’t want to start your first day back responding to a huge pile of emails. This is perfectly reasonable because time off is time off, not just stockpiling the work you would have done so you can do it when you get back.

Dumb Move: “I’m away from the office and have limited access to email but I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!” This is the email equivalent of hitting yourself in the head with a ball-peen hammer.

Smart Move: Refuse to accept emails when taking your time off.

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