Do Your Business Emails Pass the Mom Test?

If you are writing emails you wouldn’t want your mother to see, chances are that you wouldn’t want a judge to see them either – or have them entered into an official court record. Emails can be used in business litigation as powerful evidence of wrongdoing or malicious intent. Here are some best practices for business email communications:

Choose the right communications method. Sometimes email is not the best choice for communicating your message. Consider making a phone call if you need to have a proper discussion, especially if emotion is likely to be involved.

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