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Because communicating well in an asynchronous, increasingly remote and digital world of work is a skill of the future and it's crucial to get it right for business success.
Beyond email, you now have a myriad of options. Think about the right medium/tool for the message.
Example of Microsoft Teams options when when starting a chat message
Don't assume understanding, especially when you are starting from out of the blue.
Enough explanation, no more
Relevance to the business
Where they fit in
Cover the following to avoid
Get to the end for awesome resources.
And before you can be clear with others, be clear yourself about what you are trying to achieve.
What do you want the outcome to be
Can you offer anything in return
What is required by the person, by when
What can you provide to help the person get the job or their part done, something to move them forward.
Share an example template and/or data that can be used by the person you are asking - either to complete the task or get help/decisions from others.
Not a natural communicator? With the use of Generative AI tools like ChatGPT, don't let that hold you back.
Example response from ChatGPT But you can use it to get started with all kinds of communications.