One of my favourite subjects is the (mis)use of Email and bullying in the workplace. I have nothing against the tool per se, I’ve been using it for a long time, but I openly bear a grudge against those who are using and abusing this tool to make other people’s lives impossible. And God knows, unfortunately, that there are many.
A PowerPoint presentation to do away with Email bullying
To an extent, the worst practices of Email usage are probably responsible for more than half of stress in the workplace. OK, I know, it’s not e-mail, it’s people using Email but yet, when somebody is nasty and you are face to face, at least you can react and defend yourself.
When somebody copies the whole world and points the finger at you, you are left with few alternatives.
This is why I circulate this “fence and nails” presentation extensively, and I have found many times that it was a good tool to educate managers on how to – and how not to – use e-mail in the workplace.
After all, life is too short for you to let the turkeys get you down; good email users of Earth unite!