Email is the most common way of communication in the workplace. However, not all employees know how to use it to its full potential.
According to Inc., one does not need a degree in English to write emails. The publication posted a couple of tips on how to communicate better with email especially in the workplace.
Confirming the receipt of an email does not always seem necessary and may even be seen as a waste of energy. However, it is truly helpful in clarifying and resolving things such as the schedule of a meeting as well as confirmation of a job hiring.
Inc. noted that removing the fluff and getting straight to the point will make your email easier to read. This could also lead to a better interpretation of your message.
Long signatures will prove to be more bane than boon. Making your signature "short and simple" will enable the recipient of your email to find your contact details and address easier. Plus, even if you write a short message, a long signature would still discourage your reader.
The publication also advised against using tech jargons in your email. Using simple words would better convey your message, even in the technical industry.
Aside from the long signature, closing off an email with too much information would also make scanning and reading your email more taxing as well as time-consuming. The best thing to do is to do a quick sign off and hit send.
B2C noted that a subject line is important as well. Employees do not only communicate with each other inside the workplace but, sometimes, we need to talk to clients and suppliers.
A good subject line would make one's email stand out from a person's inbox, which is highly likely filled with other business and marketing emails. Communication branding is important and offering great content to your readers.