A Tip for Email

Writing and responding to e-mail can take up a lot of time. There is nothing worse than having a mail box that is full of messages waiting for replies. One simple suggestion is to treat email like a text message or an Instant Message. Keep it very short and limit the number of characters, words and/or sentences that you write (sentences are easier to keep track of -so try limiting sentences). You might start by limiting yourself to 4 or 5 sentences. The goal is to limit yourself to 2 and no more than 3 short sentences.

Not only will this cut down the amount of time that it takes for you to write and reply to email but it will also save time for those that have to read it. If there is an email that requires more than 2 or 3 sentences, maybe it is better to pick up the phone to speak to the person or leave a voice message.