I was reading NAKED WORDS 2.0: The Effective 157-Word Email by Gisela Hausmann the other day. This is a book that explains how to write the ideal email. Most of the things Gisela was saying made perfect sense. Others, not so much. I attributed this to cultural differences.
Then, I met the lovely Kate Funk of Aussiessay. Aussiessay recently created a great infographic on Email etiquette across the world, which reinforced my belief that one should consider the astonishing variety of cultures before ever hitting that Send button. I’ll let her explain.
E-mail Etiquette Across the World
Thanks to the recent developments in technology and the Internet, with just one click you can send personal and business messages to individuals across the world. Before you do, however, you should know about e-mail etiquette. Keep in mind the needs of your receiver. After all, no person would want to read lengthy e-mails that are difficult to comprehend.
E-mail etiquette differs across countries all over the world. For example, in the United States, emails need to be sent fast and be kept really simple. It is exactly the opposite in China: business e-mails need to include all of the specific details of the business arrangement. Whereas in Africa, online users are more creative when sending e-mails. Whether it is a personal or a formula e-mail, many create personal notes for the receiver.
The team from Aussiessay writing service collected these simple rules of email etiquette into the infographic below.
Who is Kate Funk?
Kate Funk is a content writing specialist and team lead of the writers who created the infographic. She is passionate about different writing tools and other means to improve the writing productivity of her team.