I enjoyed the podcasts on effective emails for high-S, high-C, high-D and high-I individuals. One problem I have in applying the principles discussed in the podcasts is that most of my emails are addressed to groups of physicians, not individuals. I would say that most physicians in my groups are high-D and high-C individuals so I realize that the advice for these types is most relevant. So I am wondering if there is any specific advice about emails that may be going to groups of individuals who may be of different personality types. I would assume that trying to strike a balance in addressing different types would make the most sense, but are there any special tricks?
Another problem I encounter is with regard to the types of emails that our group frequently exchange. The examples used in the podcasts center around brief informational emails to subordinates and/or requests for information, etc. My emails are almost exclusively to colleagues/parters who are on an equal footing. Sometimes I find myself trying to explain somewhat complicated organizational rules and this is difficult without loosing people's attention. In addition, we frequently discuss controversial business decisions that directly or indirectly involve pay, vacation, work hours and status within the group. For these topics, the purpose of the email is often to solicit ideas or persuade my colleagues that a particular decision is best and that we should adopt a new policy or vote a particular way for an upcoming measure. Our group works at different medical facilities and it is difficult for everyone to get together physically for meetings so email is a practical option that we frequently use. There are frequently conflicting interests due to different ages, different medical facility affiliations, different team memberships, etc. so there are a lot of politics at work. Any advice on group emails in a politically charged environment?