A site visitor asks…
Thanks for the great site! Wanted to run something by you. Business Email etiquette is pretty broad. What do you think of email etiquette in the workplace being that now-a-days the workplace can be anywhere.
More and more companies allow folks to work at home on their own equipment and connections — making that their “workplace”. Add cars, cafes, Drs. waiting rooms and where folks are working can be anywhere. Are there any differences when it comes to email etiquette? Thanks for your time!
The simple answer? No difference.
Workplace Email Etiquette vs. Business Email Etiquette
To me, they are one in the same.
The basics of email etiquette apply regardless of where your “workplace” is at the moment or what device you are on. It really isn’t a choice based on location. Things like:
- Business Email Etiquette Basics
- Business Texting Etiquette
- Prompt Responses
- Proper Grammar
- Relationship Building
…are not location or device dependent.
The only difference would be you are working on your own devices and connection. While company policies may not apply to your personal devices, your behavior and communications on behalf of your company may be. Be sure to check with your employer as to what their expectations and requirements are as far as data collection and management when not on company authorized equipment.
Other than that, professional business courtesies and clarity in your communications should be applied on any device and in any “workplace”!
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