Are you on email overload? Apartment Therapy Tech just offered up advice from tech and culture blogger Sean Bonner on making email communications better for everyone involved. Sean advocates keeping the message short and to the point using acronyms that indicate whether or not a recipient needs to respond. Would you welcome these in your office in-box?
1. NNTR (No Need To Respond) – Add “NNTR” to the end of purely informational emails so that people know there is No Need To Respond. This will help cut down on all those “cool” and “thanks” emails you get every day.
2. EOM (End of Message) – If your message is short enough, put the whole thing in the subject followed by EOM (end of message) so people know they can just delete it without spending the time opening it or saving it for later.
3. 3SR (3 Sentence Rule) – Try really, really hard to keep emails under three sentences. If you need to write something longer than that, maybe email isn’t the best way to communicate those ideas.
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