Are you staring at a draft of an email, still not exactly sure how you want to phrase something?
Are you stuck wanting to bring up a delicate topic but not sure how to write the opening sentence?
Are you confused with what someone meant in their last message to you?
Put the mouse down. Take your finger off the trackpad.
Just call them. If you're being messaged by a coworker asking for advice on something, agree on this simple acronym: "JCT" - it stands for "just call them" -
- it's easy
- it's usually (way) faster
- it catches emotion and nuance better than any email
We're all so used to asynchronous communication we forget about the relative ease and simplicity of just talking with someone.