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8 email phrases proven to p**s off your consultants

Written by the Editorial Team

A survey published last week has revealed the eight most annoying phrases bosses use in emails to their teams. And we’re willing to bet that most of you reading this will have included at least one of them in communications you’ve sent!

In a poll of 1,100 people conducted by Adobe, one in four people said that the chase-up email was the one they most hated. From stirring feelings of irritation and frustration, to the sense of more pressure being added to an already hectic workload and even confusion over why they have been sent the email in the first place, these messages may seem harmless from the point of view of the sender, but they can be an altogether different proposition for the recipient.

So, in the interests of keeping good relations with your consultants and colleagues elsewhere in the business, and ensuring your personal brand remains intact(!), avoid using any – and we mean ANY – of the following:

  1. Not sure if you saw my last email…
  2. Per my last email…
  3. Per our conversation…
  4. Any updates on this?
  5. Sorry for the double email…
  6. Please advise…
  7. As previously stated…
  8. As discussed…

The survey also found that 61% of workers check their emails before they get into work, 56% heck them at least every two hours when not in work, and 23% check them last thing at night in bed.