E-mail etiquette for workplace, apps, tips and rules

By Gary Johnson - Feb 20, 2011

A lot of us send and receive many e-mails now days, and in the workplace e-mails have greatly improved the efficiency of how we work. No longer do you have to wait for the mail to arrive before getting on with important tasks. But due to the fact it is so easy to press the send button, can lead to e-mails being sent which may contain content that may not make sense to the receiver.

But there is help out there for people to achieve e-mail etiquette for the workplace. Kathleen G. Huertas has written an article with some e-mail etiquette tips and rules. One good rule is to think if you would be comfortable saying in person what you are planning to put in an e-mail.

Always try and keep your responses short and to the point. When writing an e-mail be careful in what you are writing, as any misunderstandings could cause future problems. When looking through your inbox try and respond to the important e-mails first.

Work Etiquette is a website which covers various subjects including how to write an e-mail to an external company. It is not a good idea to write an e-mail which is too long, and try not to use long rambling sentences. And a big mistake many people make is writing words in capital letters, it will seem like you are shouting. Once you have written your e-mail read it back to make sure it makes sense, and obviously use any spell check and grammar programs your e-mail program may have.

There is also a useful application available for owners of iOS devices. E-Mail Etiquette: Do’s, Don’ts and Disaster Tales. The app promises to have all the answers to e-mail questions you might have. There are loads of tips and advice contained in the app, and the application has been written by People Magazine’s Internet Manners, Samantha Miller. The App can be found on the App Store for $9.99. iOS 3.0 or later required.

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