In an Email Intelligence class the other day, attendees brought up the question of reminders:
If something is due at 5 p.m., is it okay to email someone at 4 p.m. with a reminder?
What do you think? If you were working toward a 5 p.m. deadline, would you appreciate a 4 p.m. email reminder?
And if you were the person expecting the work, could you stop yourself from worrying about it before 5 p.m.?
A class participant proposed the ideal solution:
If you need something by 5 p.m., give a 4 p.m. deadline. That way, if you have not received it by 4, you can comfortably nudge the other person.
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What is your opinion on reminders? Please share it.