Do you know ? If yes, then feel free to skip the article and directly jump to the comments section and add your thoughts there. I really want to find an answer.
For the rest of the article, I am just going to express some of my thoughts on this subject which may or may not be coherent.
Lets first understand why email ?
So that we can communicate. When we don’t need the addressee to respond immediately. When we don’t want to (or not in a situation to ) give the addressee a phone call or use instant messaging or talk face to face. Also, when we want a communication recorded in writing. Or save a bit of time so that you don’t have to walk up / call a person ?
Is that it ? Dear reader, please help me get more. If you have other thoughts in mind – jump to the comments section right away and share your thoughts.
Ok, now lets look at the limitations of an email –
- Emails cant carry your facial and voice expressions.
- Emails do not give the other person a chance to clarify immediately and fix the confusion / mis-conception / doubt right away. Once sent, the damage is done.
- Emails get recorded. You ll be shown your stinker email at the time of your appraisal.
- Human mind tends to read a slightly positive and slightly negative message as only negative (or worse highly negative)
Thats all I had. Also, here is an interesting perspective.
Please do help me out with your comments.