Articles about Email

Office Life

8 surprising things ultra productive people do every day

You don’t need to work longer or push yourself harder — you just need to work smarter. Ultra-productive people know this. They squeeze every drop out of every hour without expending any extra effort.

Job search

Here’s how to write an email to a potential employer

It's easier than it seems — as long as you follow certain etiquette and avoid the most common mistakes that modern job-seekers make.

News

New bill wants to give employees the right to ignore email after-hours

Do you dread answering work emails long after you have left work? A new New York City bill wants to help you ward off demanding bosses who expect answers at all hours of the day and night.

Productivity

4 ways to automate your life and increase work productivity

Here are some of the best ways to use technology to automate and gain back hours of lost time we waste on administrative tasks.

News

‘Hi,’ ‘Hey,’ ‘Hello’: Why casual email greetings are the way to go

When you start an email, do you go for the more casual, "Yo, what's up," or for the more buttoned-up "Dear Madam or Sir"? A new analysis of 300,000 emails found that how you start an email can decide whether or not you get a response.

News

69% of employees waste 1 month a year on workplace apps

New research shows that 69% of employees report spending up to one hour daily going back and forth between apps, which is up to a whopping 32 days annually.

Advice

What to do when you return from vacation and your crowded inbox has you in shambles emotionally

You return from vacation, fresh-faced and re-energized, only to innocently log into your work email and get hit with a load anxiety weighing a sack full of bricks. Too. Many. Emails. Here's how to get through your inbox without losing it.

Words at Work

9 words and phrases that make any professional look weak

Certain words can have a long-lasting impact. Don't let these slip into your conversation.

Words at Work

Whatever you do, don’t even think about using these 5 opening lines in your emails

If every email is different, why do so many of them begin the same way? Here's a list of opening lines you should steer clear of.

Advice

Sarcasm vs. humor in the workplace

A rabbi, a priest, an imam, and a porn star walk into a bar … if you think a joke with that intro counts as appropriate workplace humor, you probably haven’t been paying enough attention. So, what does count as the right kind of humor and is sarcasm every an appealing option?

News

Google is making email live and interactive

What if your email was a living, breathing thing that updated automatically? Google announced that Gmail is moving towards that future.

Advice

5 punctuation traps to avoid at work

We grow up learning about spelling and punctuation in school, but mistakes still have the potential to creep up on us when we're well into our working years. The next time you write an email, keep these on your radar.

Email

These are the magic words you’ll need to apologize for a late email reply

We've all been there: You get what feels like zillions of emails a day, but you only have the time and mental capacity to respond to so many of them. Ok, maybe not even half. Here's what to do when responding to someone's email after it's been a while.

Email

The way you email may be turning your coworkers against you

The real reason your emails are getting on your coworkers’ nerves has nothing to do with what, how, or when you email — it’s all a matter of human psychology. Here’s why, and what to do about it.

Email

3 things to do when your boss constantly sends late-night and weekend emails

When your boss constantly sends emails late into the night and all weekend, it can seriously affect your stress and productivity levels. Here's how to handle it.

Email

How to stop email procrastination and achieve Inbox Zero

Inbox zero doesn't have to be a myth. Here's how experts suggest tackling email overload in our inboxes.

Email

How to fix things when an email chain spirals out of control

Emails, Slack messages, and other forms of business communication can go wildly wrong when someone says something that could be misconstrued. Here's how to clear up — and avoid — misunderstandings.

Office Life

Five rude emails you send without realizing it

Avoid these top 5 worst emails sins.

Office Life

How to greet someone professionally online

As technology makes it easier for us to professionally greet each other on social networks, we're running into new challenges of how to communicate.

Productivity

9 ways to make your cold emails more successful

The perfect letter of introduction is hard to come by, and even harder to write. Why it’s important to craft one and what to include or leave out.

Holidays

4 ways to be productive this holiday week

Here's how to get work done if you're at work during this festive season, but most of your colleagues aren't. Just follow these tips.

Productivity

Supercharge your day with these 4 productivity hacks

You are in control of your to-do list, not the other way around. Become super productive by following these four simple, yet powerful productivity hacks.

Office Life

These are the 4 new rules of OOO

In the new realm of working, where most assignments can be completed remotely and many are expected to check-in on vacation, have the rules of OOOs changed?

Productivity

This is how to handle work emails while you’re on vacation, according to 12 experts

How should you handle those office housework emails and calls for help while you're supposed to be on vacation? We asked some experts.

Advice

Don’t get caught doing any of these 5 things at work in 2018

Before you know it, 2018 will be here. That being said, here's what NOT to do at work in the new year, and how to avoid it.