How many e-mails do you receive in a day? How many e-mails do you think your supervisor receives in a day? A typical supervisor might receive well over 100 e-mails every day. What can you do to help make e-mail an effective communication tool between you and your supervisor when your supervisor has so many messages to deal with?
The Thesis Whisperer has discussed this a couple of times, with excellent posts on a supervisor’s perspective on the “tyranny of tiny tasks” that often result from e-mail, and inter-cultural e-mail communication. Here are some additional strategies that I use when communicating with colleagues (including academic colleagues) by e-mail. Continue reading “Making the “e” in e-mail stand for “effective””