Almost all companies in the world today rely on emails as the main form of communication. The problem is, it can be quite difficult to go through your unread emails and reach the glorious, coveted “Inbox Zero.”
If you want to be productive in sorting through your email, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg advises to answer emails immediately and as soon as they come in. This is how she stays on top of her email as she manages a 20,658-person empire.
She prefers to give short, incomplete, and quick answers to emails than wait around to do it better. She also adds that long email responses are usually time wasters. Whomever you’re sending that email to won’t probably read everything – TLDR, right? They’d probably set your email aside, or worse until it’s out of their short-term memory.
Though we are often in a situation where you want to write the perfect email, the best way to get your point across is by writing a quick, and not-so-perfect email.
It might seem daunting to answer all the emails that come in immediately, holding off so you could write just the perfect email response doesn’t make sense, either. Done is always better than perfect when it comes to replying to emails.