Why Email is the Next Great Team Productivity App

Put Me In, Coach! Why Email is the Next Great Team Productivity App

This week, we shared an article by Scott Gerber over at business.com: “9 Most Effective Apps for Internal Communication“. Gerber is the founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), and he polled its members to find exciting solutions to team communications. I read the list and was surprised not by what I found, but what I didn’t find: almost any mention of email. I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised. Email has long been the workhorse of electronic communications—saddled with all of the jobs that no one else wants to do. When a fancy new product comes along that promises real-time… Continue reading Put Me In, Coach! Why Email is the Next Great Team Productivity App

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The Etiquette of Email

Last week, Slate ran a fun article by Katy Waldman discussing the emerging etiquette regarding all of the many, many ways we can communicate with each other in 2016. Per the author: “The avenues through which we talk to one another have forked into a dizzying multitude. Hierarchies have emerged.” She then goes into anxiety-inducing detail about those hierarchies: When possible, we convey bad news in person; a step down, there are phone calls; then email; then texting; then social media like Facebook or Twitter; then IMing; then, maybe, Snapchat. Sometimes, the line of succession wavers: A quick face-to-face catch-up with… Continue reading The Etiquette of Email

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Not Just “How to Email”, but “When to Email”

What is the best way to email? This is obviously a question that concerns us a great deal at Timyo—and we aren’t the only ones. Email has become a fact of our lives, and it seems like the only thing greater than its pervasiveness is the frustration people feel with the email status quo. I’m always interested in other people’s thoughts on how to fix email, and we’ve shared a lot of them here. Some I agree with. Some I think are great ideas that I hope we soon make obsolete. And some are, well…wrong. How Not to Email That… Continue reading Not Just “How to Email”, but “When to Email”

When Email Expectations Become What’s Expected

Earlier this week we shared an article from Inc.com called “Should You Reply to That Email?”, a brief article about how to read an email for clues on whether a response is needed, and if so, when and what kind of response you’d like to send. It was good advice, and a useful article. I can’t wait for it to be obsolete. “Look for clues.” The author, Stacey Gawronski, correctly identifies the trickiness of figuring out a sender’s expectations: her first tip is “Look for Clues”, because too often when dealing with the status quo, a recipient has to become… Continue reading When Email Expectations Become What’s Expected