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The typical office worker sends and receives 110 emails per day. That’s a whole lotta time spent on what’s most likely a big pile of crap with only a few important bits of information buried deep inside. Next time you want to send an email, walk yourself through this hilarious infographic. And consider these rules of email etiquette:
Never CC Anyone.
Seriously, just stop doing it unless it’s absolutely necessary. If you were having this conversation in person would you pull all of those people into the room with you?
Respond within 24 hours.
Even if you aren’t answering the question/completing the task/saving the world, because of said pile of 110 emails, the sender probably needs some sort of confirmation that you’ve received his request.
That Doesn’t Mean Every Email Needs a Response.
Let’s all agree–the excessive “Thanks!” and “No problem!” and [insert smiley face here] emails are a waste of everyone’s time. Don’t feel rude because you didn’t close the conversation with a virtual pat on the back.
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