The Way to Work: E-mail Etiquette
by Rachel Balik
You spend the better part of your life at work. Our new feature, The Way to Work, offers tips and guidelines to help you succeed in the office. This week … make the right impression with impeccable e-mail etiquette.
E-mail may seem like a boon to those who dislike social interaction and public speaking. But it’s worth noting that when we fear speaking to others, it’s usually because we’re afraid we’ll make a mistake or embarrass ourselves. Unfortunately, sometimes we neglect to take the precautions that would prevent equally embarrassing electronic mistakes. But with a little forethought, your e-mails can be a career-advancing tool, not a source of gaffes and laughs.