Email Urgency vs. Actual Emergency

Don't Default to Email: Lori Scherwin, Founder of Strategize That, knows that sometimes going old-school is the best option. She advocates avoiding on-going email exchanges by "running down the hall or picking up the phone" and "resolving the topic with a 5-minute conversation." This type of face-to-face or ear-to-ear exchange also avoids "communication mishaps such as words taken out of context, tone read into, requests misconstrued, and accountability for next steps vague." In addition to fewer emails, there is the added interpersonal "benefit of improving your relationships over time."