When it comes to communication, email still reigns supreme in the worker realm. A 2010 study
from the International Association of Business Communications said that email is the most common vehicle for engaging employees.
Yet many professional emails look anything but polished when the writer has “gone all kindergarten” with fonts, used informal greetings, or “yelled” with all caps in the subject line.
offered 10 examples of emails that shouldn't be sent. The list includes:
• Misnomers: “Unless you are supremely stupid, senile, or illiterate, there is no real excuse for getting a business contact's name wrong, because it's right there in his/her e-mail address,” CNN said.
• Emoticons: Sending an email to a new contact? Three words: No smiley faces.
• Overly informal greetings. Similar to emoticons, leave the slang (“lol,” “super rad”) to your kids.
• Unclear subject lines: Hiding a vital correspondence behind a “Subject Line: Hey” is not doing anyone any favors—except for your competition.
Red the full list here.
You may want to forward this one to your team.