I recently told my folks:
- if it's urgent (need to know right this minute) or a scheduled meeting (like an O3), I'll pick up the phone and call you.
- it's semi-urgent (a same-day kind of thing), I'll send an instant message or do a chat room.
- if it's just information being passed along or if there's an extended due date (a week or so), I'll just send it in email.
In the last few days, I saw someone here say words to the effect that "email should hardly ever be used."
Perhaps I'm lucky in that there are very few truly urgent issues requiring me to pick up the phone, I've found that I send considerable information to my team through email.
Do ya'll really think I should be picking up the phone more often, especially considering 6 our of 7 of my DR's sit in other offices?