We are living in the age of communication. Mankind has undergone significant change since they know how to communicate more elaborately than any other animal. No matter where someone is from, all people can relate to some kind of body language. Verbal communication is also used to make sure concepts are conveyed. Human innovation led to the development of written language once they established written communication. Finally, there is an e-mail!
Your communication style represents your personality as an employee. Businesses may profit from adopting our email guide because:
- Work ethic: Adhering to appropriate email etiquette reflects well on your workers and business as a whole.
- Effectiveness: Emails sent according to proper etiquette are straightforward and succinct, conveying their point fast.
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1. Send all your e-mails from a business-related e-mail address
If you have one, be sure you provide your business email address. Although, if you are an independent contractor and are sending and receiving work-related emails on a personal account, be sure that your email address is devoid of any vulgar or unprofessional phrases. If this is the case, you may consider creating a job email account.
2. Use a succinct headline
Your email should be labeled in such a manner that the receiver instantly understands what the communication is about. For instance, if you’re demanding an IT personnel’s assistance on Word, you could write, “Quick question about Word” as the subject line.
3. Powerful and durable salutations
Think about how well you know the person to who you’re sending the letter, and write something that shows your understanding of that person. If you’re emailing a colleague, a simple greeting such as “Hello” may be sufficient. A good way to start a formal email is by saying “Dear [name]” if you have a new contact or a friend. When in doubt, it’s always good to refer to the person’s name as it is in their email signature. In other words, don’t assume Jennifer Christopher signs her emails as Chris until you’ve seen them do so.
4. Utilize a conventional style
To write an official e-mail, conventional typefaces are acceptable. Never use bold or italics on more than one word or a string of words in a single email.
5. Always respond in 24 hours
It is standard etiquette to respond to an email within 24 hours. If you failed to finish on time, you should apologize and explain the situation.
6. Examine and check
One must double-check everything before sending crucial emails to make sure they’re not riddled with spelling and grammatical errors. The name and email address of the receiver also needs to be verified. Names may be modified by autocorrect.
7. Don’t even think about using emojis
Do not start using emoticons if the receiver has never sent them to you in the past. They may seem unsuitable in some cultures at work.
8. Aim to sound formal
It’s important to use correct wording while communicating through email so that your message is conveyed correctly. You should always choose optimistic, energetic terms, such as “abilities” and “missions” too gloomy, negative ones, such as “difficulties” and “boundaries.” Keep away from negatives, irony, and excessively emotive adjectives and adverbs. It’s hard to know what someone else is going to think when you make jokes, so keep that in mind. Give a look at our blog post about the internal newsletter if you liked this one!