We all know the challenges of e-mail in the modern workplace. I have adopted the following policy:
1. Once a day (usually around 5 pm CET) I read my e-mail. So, it may take some time before you receive a reply. If your message is urgent, please send me a text message.
Sometimes, it will take more than a day before you receive a reply. That is often a good sign, indicating that your message made me think.
2. Brevity as key to good communication. I do not wish to be rude, but I hope to save you and me some time. Expect something like five sentenc.es.
Let’s see if I can manage to tame the e-mail monster this way. Thank you for your understanding!