From Fast Company: Are your emails too long? too short? sent to too many people? or at the wrong time? Learn how to say exactly what you want — without annoying those on the receiving end.
From FastCompany: I have left the Internet. I’m on vacation. That means no social media updates, responses, check-ins, likes, taps, pokes, noogies, tickles, or head locks. I’m going to practice looking people in the eye and not checking my email or…
#Unplug: The complete, printable guide — Step-by-step instructions for ditching your devices and navigating the world without an Internet connection.
When is the best time to #Unplug? — Taking time away from the digital world is essential, but finding that time can be difficult.
How to completely #Unplug your morning routine — Most days are abuzz with activity. Which is why you need to begin them with calm.
How to broadcast your plan to #Unplug — When you’re ready for your digital detox, here’s how to send friends and colleagues “smoke signals” letting them know that you’re taking a break from connected life. And that you haven’t died.
#Unplug: The 4 biggest temptations to replug during your digital detox — Unplugging from the online world can be incredibly rewarding. It can also be incredibly challenging. Here’s how to quiet the urge to browse and quiet the siren song of social media.
From Jenna Wortham in NY Times: In the not-so-distant past, the chipper AOL sound of “You’ve got mail!” filled me with giddiness and glee. I would eagerly check my in-box, excited to see what message had arrived. Those days are long gone. Now, when I examine my various e-mail accounts, my main emotion is dread.
From Dave Girouard at Techcrunch: If you ask me, I think the problem exists largely between keyboard and chair.
From strategy+business: A manager’s effectiveness depends not only on using e-mail and other electronic communication, but also on learning to shut it down.
From FastCompany: Although the admonishment is useful, can anything curb the explosion of email?
From Vertical Response: Whether it’s a personal email, work/company email, or an email marketing message going out to your customers, there are general guidelines to follow that will strike a friendly chord with the person on the receiving end.
From Chris Anderson: Houston, we have a problem. We all love the power of email connecting people across continents. But… we’re drowning in it. Every year it gets a little worse. To the point where we can get trapped spending most of our working week simply handling the contents of our in-boxes. Here is the key cause of this problem: The total time taken to respond to an email is often MORE than the time it took to create it.
From Seth Godin: Three years ago, Seth posted this checklist, in the naive hope that it would eliminate (or perhaps merely reduce) the ridiculous CC-to-all emails about the carpool, the fake-charity forwards, the ALL CAPS yelling and the stupid PR spam. He encourages us to feel free to send this to those that need to read it.
From Mark Hurst at Good Experience: Whenever I give a talk on solving email overload, someone inevitable raises their hand and says, “How can I get my coworkers to stop sending me so many emails?” It’s a legitimate question, as lots of people suffer from needless emails in the workplace.
From Nonprofit Online News:
by Daniel Goleman in NY Times
most people still don’t know how to use email correctly. Irrelevant subject lines, top-posting, excessive cc’ing, rambling, mixing topics in single threads — the list of prolific bad email habits goes on.
From Sentenc.es: in three sentences or less.