my deadline is your deadline

Curious about Communication | Email Helpers

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Sometimes something as simple as a safety pin saves the day.
I’ve learned a new email technique that gets people to respond to me much quicker.

I include a deadline in my email.

I have moaned and groaned about people taking a long time to respond to my emails.
Now, I don’t make them guess.
I tell them when I need an answer.

It’s amazing how well it works.
People feel obligated to respond or at least to say “I don’t know yet.”
Which to me, is better than no answer at all.


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