When most of us think about emails, an overflowing, and often unorganized, box of junk comes to mind, one that never seems to get sorted no matter how hard you try.
However, a mindful approach to how we deal with emails can be instrumental in setting you up for success in your career.
Thankfully, we’ve got Business Insider to shed more light on this. According to the media outlet, these 4 emails will help you scale up the career ladder in no time.
Just as its name suggests, this email is a summary. But what exactly does it summarize?
You know those weekly meetings you hold at work? That’s what this email summarizes, including a reminder for everyone about what was agreed upon during the meeting, including targets set and who would take the lead in achieving them.
Truth be told, this will be a very good thing for your colleagues to associate you with. All the same, do it only if your role in the organization allows you to do it. You don’t want your workmates to think you’re reaching, right?
Email to Yourself
In case you’re wondering how this will work, let’s break it down, shall we?
The email you send to yourself should have one of the values you hold dear as its subject. Is it integrity? Kindness? Honesty? Whatever it is, it is undoubtedly integral to you and your job.
Send this email as the last thing you do on Friday evening, and purpose to open it as soon as you get to your desk on Monday morning.
With your chosen core value being the first thing you see at the beginning of the week, it will serve as the perfect reminder of why you should be the epitome of that trait all week long.
Your colleagues may not receive this email, but they’ll definitely be on the receiving end of your positive values.
At the end of each week, take time to appreciate people who’ve helped you along the activities that the week brought.
In doing so, you’ll be surprising them positively, and it doesn’t hurt to put a smile on someone’s face, does it?
Truthfully, the people you appreciate will never forget your gesture. And the next time you need their help, they’ll gladly lend you a hand.
Also, people tend to talk about these sorts of things, and it wouldn’t hurt for the entire office to know that you appreciate it when people help you out, would it?
Thank You Email
Truthfully, a thank you email is not that different from an appreciation email. However, each serves a distinct purpose.
For this one, you have to be very specific about the exact thing you’re thanking someone for. It could be they pushed your proposal into a meeting’s agenda, you could have woken them up in the night to help you sort out an issue with your client, anything.
The trick is to mention the very thing they did, and admit that you know it took a huge sacrifice on their part. The thank-you note should then be the very last detail of the email.