Work. Business. A job.
Call it what you will, it remains a fundamental for many of us managing this parenting lark. Whether to keep a little sanity, realise our dreams or just plain old pay the bills, as working parents we fall into many camps: frustrated, guilty, driven, focused, full-time, part-time, over-worked or under-utilised and more beside.
As an EA (executive assistant), my role encompasses everything from managing suppliers to making coffee and a variety of administrative tasks in between. When I started, feeling a little like a fraud, having not worked in an admin role for at least fifteen years, to hone my skills I quickly subscribed to as many blogs and mailing lists as I could. These quickly filled my inbox and over the last four years, to make time to actually do the job *winks* I quickly identified the few that really add value. Aside from my Executive Secretary magazine & emails, one of these valuable resources is the most excellent blog Practically Perfect PA and the other is a newsletter from Business Management Daily.
Despite the good stuff I come across, I rarely find a business topic I want to share or discuss here on Mayfair Mum, but this morning when I arrived at the office and found this in my inbox, even after a quick scan, I thought it so valuable, I would share it with you, my lovely readers.
We all use it. In the office or at home. Too many emails is usually our problem and how to deal with them efficiently and effectively. So it’s no good passing them to someone else to deal with if they go nowhere, get deleted or bounce right back.
Whether to get someone else to take care of an email for you or to position yourself as an expert by sharing valuable information, there are ways to avoid your email from going straight to junk mail. We’ve all received round robin emails – the chain letters of our day – and cursed to find it asks 5, 10, 20 or 50 of us to share it with a similar number of strangers. If the personal data in your email (every recipient’s email address) isn’t managed properly, exponentially you (or whoever forwarded it to you) could be exposing every single recipient to people who won’t hesitate to use or sell their data to spammers or identity thieves.
It is good advice for us all to send considerate, data protective forwarded emails. So I thought I’d share a link to this brief article that shares 5 golden rules for how to effectively send on emails. Hope it helps you clear that inbox!
5 pointers for proper email forwarding — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily.