Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
You Should Have Already Learned This…
“Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow.” – Lawrence Clark Powell
What should you have learned? Not to write L O N G emails.
This applies to partners, the accounting team, the admin team, the marketing team, the HR team, the tech team – yes, everyone working at an accounting firm.
I would always cringe when I received a very important email from our tech team, written by the IT manager and it was SO long. I knew people would not read it completely.
Often, you want to communicate something to everyone – maybe it is an important tax development or a major change to a long standing process.
Call a stand-up meeting if you have to but don’t expect that people will read an email. Many people don’t even read short emails, depending on who it comes from!
Learn more about this from our good friend Dilbert – here.
- "Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."