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This Is the Most Annoying Way to Start an Email, Research Shows

Best Life Logo By Kali Coleman of Best Life | Slide 1 of 5: There's a certain air of seriousness to emails, which is why email etiquette is so important. You want to make sure your emails are well-written so they get taken seriously. Unfortunately, you may be making minor mistakes that you don't even realize are making people grimace at your emails in their inboxes. In fact, you could be starting your email off on a bad note with a bad introduction. According to research, the most annoying way to start an email is by giving no greeting at all.At the beginning of 2020, Perkbox Insights, an employee experience platform, conducted a survey of nearly 2,000 people to determine the ultimate dos and don'ts of email behavior. In their findings, they found that more than half of the respondents (53 percent) believed that the worst way to start an email was with no greeting at all."Email word choice is so important because people judge everything all the time," says Caio Bersot, a communication specialist at Rank-it.ca, a product review and collation site. "As super social animals, we still rely on our instincts a lot. When reading an email, all we have are words. We can't see facial expressions or use other ways to analyze the sender's communication, so all we can do is pay special attention to people's verbiage. This often causes many communications issues."And it's particularly concerning to start out an email in such an annoying manner when 73 percent of people said that email was their preferred method of communication for work-related situations."The issue with skipping over a greeting is that it lacks effort and formality," says Kimberly Smith, a marketing manager who oversees email marketing strategy at Clarify Capital. "Emails are expected to follow a more structured format. When senders disregard social norms inherent to email messaging, we often interpret the exchange as unprofessional. Immediately, the recipient feels as if they've been disrespected."So, how should you start an email instead? Out of the respondents, 49 percent said a simple "Hi" was their favorite form of introduction, while 48 percent said they did not mind a "Good morning" or "Good afternoon" email greeting. However, not every introduction received such praise. For more email greetings people find annoying, read on. And for other ways you could be annoying people without realizing it, This Is the Most Annoying Text You're Sending All the Time.Read the original article on Best Life.

This Is the Most Annoying Way to Start an Email, Research Shows

There's a certain air of seriousness to emails, which is why email etiquette is so important. You want to make sure your emails are well-written so they get taken seriously. Unfortunately, you may be making minor mistakes that you don't even realize are making people grimace at your emails in their inboxes. In fact, you could be starting your email off on a bad note with a bad introduction. According to research, the most annoying way to start an email is by giving no greeting at all.

At the beginning of 2020, Perkbox Insights, an employee experience platform, conducted a survey of nearly 2,000 people to determine the ultimate dos and don'ts of email behavior. In their findings, they found that more than half of the respondents (53 percent) believed that the worst way to start an email was with no greeting at all.

"Email word choice is so important because people judge everything all the time," says Caio Bersot, a communication specialist at Rank-it.ca, a product review and collation site. "As super social animals, we still rely on our instincts a lot. When reading an email, all we have are words. We can't see facial expressions or use other ways to analyze the sender's communication, so all we can do is pay special attention to people's verbiage. This often causes many communications issues."

And it's particularly concerning to start out an email in such an annoying manner when 73 percent of people said that email was their preferred method of communication for work-related situations.

"The issue with skipping over a greeting is that it lacks effort and formality," says Kimberly Smith, a marketing manager who oversees email marketing strategy at Clarify Capital. "Emails are expected to follow a more structured format. When senders disregard social norms inherent to email messaging, we often interpret the exchange as unprofessional. Immediately, the recipient feels as if they've been disrespected."

So, how should you start an email instead? Out of the respondents, 49 percent said a simple "Hi" was their favorite form of introduction, while 48 percent said they did not mind a "Good morning" or "Good afternoon" email greeting. However, not every introduction received such praise. For more email greetings people find annoying, read on. And for other ways you could be annoying people without realizing it, This Is the Most Annoying Text You're Sending All the Time.

Read the original article on Best Life.

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