Thursday Tech Talk – should you reply all?
I found myself Thursday in several conversations about the email function of ‘reply all’. The common thread was nobody likes receiving all those replies, and yet each person involved in the conversation admitted using it.
This led me to ponder, and question, and debate if there is ever a time ‘reply all’ makes sense.
After my (limited) research, I have concluded there is only one scenario where a ‘reply all’ approach feels right. When the original note is one of thanks, gratitude, or congratulations to a group of people, a ‘reply all’ allows you to chime in with more encouraging words to all deserving of the message.
Other than this, a ‘reply all’ is clogging up the email system for (probably) no value.
Do you agree? Or am I missing something? Comment below… Before I implement this challenge to my team!