Do your business emails get ignored, cause confusion, or get deleted before they’re ever opened? If your emails aren’t getting results, first be sure you aren’t falling prey to these bad email habits. Then ask yourself honestly if you’re making any of the following common email mistakes:
- Use text messaging if the matter is urgent.
- Pick up the phone. You can often learn more in a conversation and resolve matters more quickly than in an email.
- Meet for coffee. If you’re within walking distance or a short drive of the other person, suggest discussing the issue over coffee. Nothing replaces face-to-face communication.