Cease Emailing and Use the Rattling Cellphone (Please)

Here’s what I hear:

  • “I can’t get ahold of this person” or
  • “They’re not responding to me.”

What’s not being said:

  • “Because all I’ve done is emailed them.”

Why Email Shouldn’t Be Your Only Communication Tool

For many, email is a default communication vehicle. And we wonder why we’re not communicating well.

Email is best used as a follow-up to a conversation and/or for sharing an attachment or data. It’s also helpful when we’re communicating with colleagues across the globe in other time zones.

When something’s important, why not pick up the phone instead?

Craving a little connection in today’s new reality of work? A phone call with a colleague might just be the connection you and they need.

And, how are you coaching your team when they overuse or abuse email?

When’s the last time you got an email that should have been a phone call and emailed back: “Let’s talk about this live vs. use email?” Or, “This isn’t an email conversation; we need to talk live. Please call me.”

What’s stopping you from using your phone for a real conversation and some real connection?

— David Grossman

Armed with these 10 tips, you’ll be able to spend more time focusing on work and connecting with colleagues, and less time getting bogged down in unnecessary emails. Click below to download this free tip sheet today!

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