Here's the scenario: You send an email asking a specific question, you copy your processor, and 13 email exchanges later, you still don't have the answer to your question!
Does it drive you crazy when this happens?
Would it have been easier to simply pick up the phone instead?
I recently read that in a recent study, a typical business person spends 25% of their time reading and responding to emails, meaning that they are spending only 75% doing their actual job.
While emails may be a critical part of the way you communicate, there are some shortcuts, or email acronyms, that you could consider using to cut down the email back and forth.
LDL Let's discuss live
IRL In real life
F2F Face to face
All three of these acronyms mean that the email is getting confusing or out of hand.
Then there is:
SIM Subject is the message. Example SIM: Meeting at 10 am; this means that the reader does not have to open the email.
FYA For your action. It is almost like FYI but not quite.
NNTR No need to respond. You are making a statement and the recipient doesn't need a reply.
OTP On the phone.
While you may wish to acknowledge an email by saying thank you or have a nice day, no need to send if that is the only response required.
What other e-mail acronyms do you use?