Castles in the Sky?
Life Would Be Better If We Added This Line to Every Email: Read when you’ve got time to spare.
Date: 12/4/2020 7:16:29 PM ( 3 mon ) ... viewed 269 times
Castles in the Sky - where are they really? Many people in the modern era have become burdened by Emails!
Life Would Be Better If We Added This Line to Every Email =
“I work a lot through email and text. I make it my goal to review what has come in and separated those that I can answer,” says Beth Ford, the chief executive of Land O’ Lakes, in a recent interview with Fast Company.
“I also always say to my team: ‘Please don’t write me a novel, I won’t read it.’ I just don’t have the time. Instead, write in the subject line what it is that this is about. And tell me upfront–is a decision needed, or do you need me to look at something, or is it a ‘When you have time, take a look at this’?–so I can prioritize effectively and be responsive when I need to be.”
One major reason why messaging platforms like Slack have become so popular is that they enable quick, direct communication by cutting down on niceties we don’t really need. Whereas I once wrote my editors emails with vague subject lines like “Question about that story I just wrote,” I can now Slack message them, directly asking the question without preface. Directness and honesty are in, not only because they facilitate deeper workplace relationships, but also because they just make life easier, and more efficient.
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