Articles about Email
‘Hi,’ ‘Hey,’ ‘Hello’: Why casual email greetings are the way to go
When you start an email, do you go for the more casual, "Yo, what's up," or for the more buttoned-up "Dear Madam or Sir"? A new analysis of 300,000 emails found that how you start an email can decide whether or not you get a response.
69% of employees waste 1 month a year on workplace apps
New research shows that 69% of employees report spending up to one hour daily going back and forth between apps, which is up to a whopping 32 days annually.
What to do when you return from vacation and your crowded inbox has you in shambles emotionally
You return from vacation, fresh-faced and re-energized, only to innocently log into your work email and get hit with a load anxiety weighing a sack full of bricks. Too. Many. Emails. Here's how to get through your inbox without losing it.
9 words and phrases that make any professional look weak
Certain words can have a long-lasting impact. Don't let these slip into your conversation.
Whatever you do, don’t even think about using these 5 opening lines in your emails
If every email is different, why do so many of them begin the same way? Here's a list of opening lines you should steer clear of.
Sarcasm vs. humor in the workplace
A rabbi, a priest, an imam, and a porn star walk into a bar … if you think a joke with that intro counts as appropriate workplace humor, you probably haven’t been paying enough attention. So, what does count as the right kind of humor and is sarcasm every an appealing option?
Google is making email live and interactive
What if your email was a living, breathing thing that updated automatically? Google announced that Gmail is moving towards that future.
5 punctuation traps to avoid at work
We grow up learning about spelling and punctuation in school, but mistakes still have the potential to creep up on us when we're well into our working years. The next time you write an email, keep these on your radar.
These are the magic words you’ll need to apologize for a late email reply
We've all been there: You get what feels like zillions of emails a day, but you only have the time and mental capacity to respond to so many of them. Ok, maybe not even half. Here's what to do when responding to someone's email after it's been a while.
The way you email may be turning your coworkers against you
The real reason your emails are getting on your coworkers’ nerves has nothing to do with what, how, or when you email — it’s all a matter of human psychology. Here’s why, and what to do about it.
3 things to do when your boss constantly sends late-night and weekend emails
When your boss constantly sends emails late into the night and all weekend, it can seriously affect your stress and productivity levels. Here's how to handle it.
How to stop email procrastination and achieve Inbox Zero
Inbox zero doesn't have to be a myth. Here's how experts suggest tackling email overload in our inboxes.
How to fix things when an email chain spirals out of control
Emails, Slack messages, and other forms of business communication can go wildly wrong when someone says something that could be misconstrued. Here's how to clear up — and avoid — misunderstandings.
Five rude emails you send without realizing it
Avoid these top 5 worst emails sins.
How to greet someone professionally online
As technology makes it easier for us to professionally greet each other on social networks, we're running into new challenges of how to communicate.
9 ways to make your cold emails more successful
The perfect letter of introduction is hard to come by, and even harder to write. Why it’s important to craft one and what to include or leave out.
4 ways to be productive this holiday week
Here's how to get work done if you're at work during this festive season, but most of your colleagues aren't. Just follow these tips.
Supercharge your day with these 4 productivity hacks
You are in control of your to-do list, not the other way around. Become super productive by following these four simple, yet powerful productivity hacks.
These are the 4 new rules of OOO
In the new realm of working, where most assignments can be completed remotely and many are expected to check-in on vacation, have the rules of OOOs changed?
This is how to handle work emails while you’re on vacation, according to 12 experts
How should you handle those office housework emails and calls for help while you're supposed to be on vacation? We asked some experts.
Don’t get caught doing any of these 5 things at work in 2018
Before you know it, 2018 will be here. That being said, here's what NOT to do at work in the new year, and how to avoid it.
How to make your life better by sending five simple emails
How to make your life better in five simple emails.
5 things you need to delete from your life right this second
These five things are filling up space in your life that you don't need, and are taking up unnecessary space. Learn how to let them go. Delete them.
Here’s how to communicate better in 3 common work situations
Knowing how to communicate correctly in each setting can spare you a world of frustration and keep you and your messages to your colleagues crystal clear.
What not to do when writing email subject lines
Don't make these subject line mistakes the next time you're about to send someone an email message in the workplace.