This French email law won’t solve very much

French email

It’s a nice idea, but results-wise? Naw. Continue Reading

You don’t need a mail manager program, no

Mail Manager

It’s amazing how email — essentially a series of 0s and 1s transmitted electronically — manages to confound people with Ivy League MBAs on an hourly basis. Continue Reading

Inbox Zero: The farce that is!

Inbox Zero

Is your bonus based on how well you manage your reply-all threads? Did not think so. Continue Reading

Email writing skills: BLUF

EMail writing skills

Most emails are low-context slop fests where you have no idea what steps you’re supposed to take next. What if we turned to the military to find ways to improve this? Continue Reading

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Work email: Start by, uh, answering it

Work email

Slack’s gonna save us all, right? Not so fast. People still need a degree of respect on responding to emails at work. Continue Reading

How to get better at email management

Email Management

Email (or e-mail, take your pick) is one of the triad of scourges of the modern work world, along with meetings and conference calls. How do you get better at email management, then? There are approximately 1.5 trillion articles about… Continue Reading

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How to be strategic about responding to work e-mails

Responding to work e-mails

E-mail, at least to me, is a total boondoggle. Responding to work e-mails is an even bigger boondoggle. Let’s start with a couple of basics: There are no established ‘norms’ on how to handle e-mail E-mail represents work, but it’s often not actually… Continue Reading

The one simple rule to remember when e-mailing

One-Simple-Rule-For-EMail

The two scourges of the modern workplace are e-mail and meetings, and I think it’s fairly hard to argue that. On the e-mail front, to wit: No one really contextualizes their e-mails (so everything seems urgent) It’s impossible to infer… Continue Reading