I listened to the e-mail podcast which taught me some very useful points, e.g. state what you are going to say in the first line. However, I want to know more about the format.
Currently my format is like this:
Hi Ben: Attached please find the proposal submitted by ABC Company. Please furnish me with your comments. Tks. Tony
I prefer this because it is effective (simple, fast to type and read) by skipping "Dear", "best regards". I think it is quite redundent to say "Dear". The meaning is gone if your repeat "Dear" to your boss 10 times a day.
However, I found that almost everyone in my company using a more formal format:
Attached please find the proposal submitted by ABC Company. Please furnish me with your comments.
Only the CEO uses the same format as mine. You know my worry ... :lol:
Having said that I still prefer using the short one, especially in communication within my team, as long as it does not appear to be impolite or arrogant in any case.
Any suggestion? Any difference in sending e-mail to directs? peers? boss? boss' boss? Other departments? clients?
Is it ok to adopt different formats within the organisation? You know, my boss may wonder why I sent him the short form but e-mail to CEO in formal format. Do I respect him more?
Any suggestion appreciated.