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The edge over the competition
By The ICON Team on 03/10/2012 - 0 Comments
In the main article in this month’s ICON newsletter we discussed the role of IT in a business one of the points made was as follows “like everything in business, for IT to help give you the edge over the competition, its use needs to be integrated within your overall business strategy, rather than being just tools used because they are available and your IT supplier offers them to you.” The use of electronic communication as one of these tools also needs to be thought of in a strategic way and when used done so in a professional and well executed fashion. Back in the days when the majority of written communication was typed by a secretary great care was taken to ensure they were well trained and took pride in the way they typed out a letter. It would then be checked before being sent out. So why in today’s world would you not still make sure any communications sent out on behalf of your company were done in a professional way by staff that had been trained in how to get your message across?
Well back to the email tips.
Here are the remainder from my original email etiquette list.
• Only use Cc: when it is important for those you Cc: to know about the contents of the email. Overuse can cause your emails to be ignored.
• Think about your motives when adding addresses to To:, CC:, BCc. Use discretion.
• When forwarding email, if you cannot take the time to type a personal comment to the person you are forwarding to, then don't bother!
• If you must forward to more than one person, put your email address in the TO: field and all the others you are sending to in the BCc: This will protect their email address from being published to those they do not know. This is a serious privacy & security issue!
• If you feel that an email chain is getting out of hand or there is a misunderstanding, pick up phone and talk things through to sort it out!
• Think of your business email as though it was on your business letterhead and remember that its contents are representing your business.