“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, among others, get credit for different flavors of this quote. Put another way: learn from your mistakes. To make your email effective that’s a must.All of us have pushed send and wished we could take it back. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s embarrassing, and sometimes it ends careers, marriages, and friendships.
The reality is that if you use email long enough, you’ll eventually make some gaffes and it’s important to learn from those mistakes. But just to help drive home the point, take a look at some of these email mistakes for be thankful it’s not you.
A sampling of cautionary tales: