A recently published study poses the dangers of being available to your superiors 24/7. Tony Spitz has the details.
What's worse than an inbox filled with email? How about getting follow-up emails about those emails?
Adobe has recently researched more than 1,000 workers to learn more about email trends – and emailing people hate the most. "Not sure if you saw my last email …" was voted No. 1.  The sentences "Per my last email" and "Per our conversation" came in second and third. These sentences, while less confused, are no less problematic, "says Kristin Naragon, Adobe's Director of Email Solutions, CNBC Make It.
It's easy and fast to communicate electronically, says Naragon, but not always elegant. "Emotion and intention are sometimes difficult to convey via email, so [some phrases] can adversely affect productivity and culture."
Given that 70 percent of Americans prefer to use email to communicate with their employees, knowing which phrases to avoid can help make your work day a little stressful.
Simple, apparently ordinary workplace phrases can be surprisingly charged, says Naragon. Even important projects can be jeopardized if the words used to discuss are perceived as judgmental or passively aggressive.
"Your colleagues can choose not to respond to frustration," says Naragon. "This can harm relationships and finally morale."
Although this is Adobe's fourth annual consumer survey report, as over 1,000 workers in all age groups over 18 years were asked, this is the first year the company asked people annoying sentences.
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