adidas taekwondo shoes How not to lose your friends or career because of rude emails
Sometimes we do things in the office in order to look good: we wear certain clothes, drink a pretentious tea, or send e mails we shouldn’t because we think it looks good.
Professor of management studies David De Cremer, from Cambridge University Judge Business School, has looked into the emotional undergrowth of office email traffic.
am here, really This is the act of using email to tell colleagues near and far that you actually at work. A random document sharing, or the express version, sending around an email when everyone is asleep so they know you been working.
Those colleagues who use email for shameless self promotion. Can easily be managers on the make, underlings with ambition, or an intern trying to make an impression.
X or not to X This one is tricky, how do you sign off on an email? If someone sends a work email with a big X at the end, do you send one back? But what if you don and it goes noticed? According to Professor De Cremer, the type of sign off most likely to get a response is, thanks in advance Polite but expectant.
the credit This one is sure to ruffle a few feathers the old classic email that really just a land grab of everyone else work. Nobody likes this.
person This can end friendships very, very quickly. This disaster still makes you wince years later you just sent an email about the person you talking about TO the person you talking about. Maybe they missed it? So you think up an excuse to resend it and still nothing. That never fun.