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  • Emails are easier to write than they are to respond to. You can write an email in seconds,

  • link to an article or a video with a simple copy and paste and send. Now that pour person

  • you wrote to has to scan his cluttered inbox, open your email, read it, decide how to respond,

  • then respond. Emails often have open ended questions that are hard to answer. And people

  • often get cc'd on emails they don't care about. This is all spiraling out of control and destroying

  • our productivity. So we ask -- do you want to be part of the problem or part of the solution?

  • Here are things you can start doing today to make your emails better for everyone.

  • Choose good subject lines that clearly give the topic of your email and maybe even tagged

  • with an action category. Write short emails. Keep it to five sentences or less if you can

  • and make sure the reason for the email is clear at the top. No weird fonts or colors

  • please. Don't give open-ended questions but very specific action options. Slash unnecessary

  • cc's and when forwarding emails tighten up threads by deleting unimportant things. Oh,

  • and stop replying just to say thanks. It might feel rude at first but it's one less email

  • to worry about reading.

  • So unless you enjoy punishing people, join the email charter.

Emails are easier to write than they are to respond to. You can write an email in seconds,

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