To cut your email carbon foot print there are two very easy steps two which we can all take now. First, turn off all new email and associated social media notifications. Second, use rules to move to Junk automatically any unwanted emails. These are contained in a letter in reply to an an article in The Financial Times.
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Email etiquette and best practice for dealing with lanuague barriers can be difficult. For example, when is a joke a joke in another laguague? How easy is an email to read when either translated into another language or simply read by someone whose mother tongue is not that in which the eail was written?
Many PAs and EAs who work for global organisations ask us for tips to help them communicate as clearly as possible when using email, especially when dealing with language barriers and communicating with those for whom English is a second language.
Don’t you just love to hate email? Email overload is the curse of most business organisations and now it has come in for more abuse. As the UK prepares to host UN COP26, the Government has suddenly woken up to the fact that email overload is bad for our health in more ways than one. It is disasterous for our CO2 emissions.
Here are to tips to reduce the impact of email overload on your well-being and carbon foorprint.
Click here, to download the full article,recently published in Newsquest’s Capital Business Magazine.
Reducing your carbon footrpint resulting from email overload is a two way battle between users and providers such as Google and Microsoft. The impact of excess emails on CO2 emissions is something many of us have been commenting on for over a decade, but it is not the individual users who are to blame. Click here to read the full letter in the FT.
Click here for five easy ways as individuals which can help reduce your carbon footprint.
Our email carbon foot print can easily be reduced with the help of the majour providers. See our recent letter in the Financial Times. However, as individuals we to have a part to play. Here five easy ways to manage email more effectively to reduce your carbon footprint.
In summary, small creates a beautiful email carbon footprint when it comes to email and inbox size. At the same time, make sure you don’t send trivial one-line message which have no value for the recipient, eg OK, Thanks, Will do. Chrome have a neat extension called ‘Carbon Capper’ which pops up when you send emails of less than four words to prompt you to think whether or not you need to send the email.
This is an extract of Dr Seeley’s forthcoming new book – ‘100 Tips to Improve Performance in the Digital Age’, being co-authored with Melissa Esquibel.