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Five emails you should never send

These five types of emails can sabotage morale, ruin relationships, and kill your office culture. Make sure you’re not setting a bad example.

I’ve been using email for decades, but I’m still surprised at how many people don’t know the rules for the business use of email. Specifically, there are five types of email that have no business in the workplace – ever. Let your employees know that you disapprove, and be sure you’re not setting a bad example yourself.

1. The Rant

It’s always a bad idea to write an email when you’re angry or upset.  You almost always end up using words and phrases that you’ll later regret – and it’s all too easy to hit “send” in the heat of the moment.

2. The Scandal Sheet

Office gossip is ugly enough on its own; it doesn’t need to be accelerated electronically. Here’s the rule: Never send an email that contains anything that you wouldn’t want everyone to know that you said.

… to read this article in full, visit leading US small business resource, Inc.

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