We receive so much email everyday that emails usually don’t feel urgent, and instead come packaged with the idea the recipient can reply whenever he/she has a chance. If you’re looking for a quick turnaround, productivity blog Stepcase Lifehack recommends you start with a deadline.
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Creating a deadline removes the risk of the email going into the procrastination folder and keeps it near the top of their project pile. Skip the small talk and throw a deadline in the first sentence: “Attached, please see the draft of the Tuesday meeting notes, please reply with changes by 9 am Monday.”
Be clear about the deadline and the expected turn-around and don’t waste their time with anything else. Check out the full post at Stepcase LIfehack for a few other helpful tips for inspiring prompt email replies.
5 Ways to Get Faster Email Responses [Stepcase Lifehack]