Category Archives: Communication Management

Be Direct in Email

Who is this for? Those who feel that their email messages are not received clearly or do not yield the desired response (or any response at all).

From Gabe Weatherhead of Macdrifter:

Email is a necessary evil of the modern world. It’s the best self documenting collaboration tool I’ve used. But there are no rules or guidelines and it’s easy to make a mess of things.

We focus so much of our energy trying to figure out how to better manage our email. We spend too little determining better ways to communicate our needs.

Here are some direct suggestions from Gabe on writing a short clear message that’s likely yield a short clear answer. Not only will it make you a far more enjoyable person to receive email from, it’s should lead to far less email that needs to be managed.