Email in Real Life by Tripp and Tyler

Watch the YouTube clip (2 minutes and 45 seconds) about ineffective written communication in the workplace and think about the questions below.

Questions to think about, write about, or discuss with your team:

  • Sure this video is funny! And you can probably relate to all of these email snafus. Can you think of a time when your workplace communication was hindered by an unclear email? Was there an ethical aspect to the situation you may have overlooked?
  • We spent some time during the workshop discussing ways to verbally approach someone about an ethical concern. What about in written communication? What things should you take into consideration when writing about an ethical situation rather than vocalizing one? How would your approach change?