WRITING AN EMAIL TO A COWORKER WHEN YOU THINK YOU'RE NOT WRONG
Ever sit in a meeting where someone tells you you're wrong? Instead of insisting you're right, jot yourself a note to email them later.
- •Write the facts down right after the meeting so you'll remember.
- •Draft your email.
- •Leave it in your inbox overnight.
- •Review in the morning.
- •Remove phrases like "I'm pretty sure I'm right" and "are you sure?"
- •Add phrases like " I think I may have misunderstood..." Or "can you explain xyz to me?"
- •Repeat step 3
- •Repeat step 4
- •Double check the info and your understanding of the information.
- •Repeat step 3.
- •Repeat step 4.
- •Repeat step 9.
- •Close the email nicely by saying something like "thanks for your help!"