5 Reasons Email Can Be an Ineffective Communication Tool

The world is changing at the speed of light these days and businesses that rely on old school communication solutions, like email, as a primary form of communication are likely to get left behind. The five reasons listed below are just a few reasons why email is one of the more ineffective tools for communication today.

  1. Wait Time for Response

The problem with email for up-to-the-minute communication is the waiting game. There aren’t always ways to know if the other person has even read the email. Sometimes, it can take at least 24 hours or more for the email to be read. Then there is an additional wait time for a response. Not at all constructive for businesses that operate in today’s fast-paced world.

  1. Messages Get Lost in Translation

Email relies on written language which loses much of nuance and tone that is easily conveyed when speaking to someone. The spoken language allows for inflection and tonality that is simply lost in text alone. This means that some of the more important messages get lost in the translation and the real meaning of communications can easily be lost when using email.

  1. Email Overload

Lifewire reports that the average office worker receives approximately 121 emails per day. Many of those believe they receive far too many emails on a daily basis. It is easy for important emails to get lost in the shuffle of all the other retail, sales, political, and other emails a person receives. Some of them may be missed completely, while some recipients simply do not prioritize these emails (intentionally or by accident). As a result, they are either not answered at all or answered much later than is feasible.

  1. Not Mobile Friendly

For businesses that operate on the go or require their people to be on the road or otherwise outside of a traditional office-setting, email simply isn’t a user-friendly communication option. It’s chunky to type out on mobile devices, too long to read efficiently, and the print is too small.

  1. SPAM Filters Eliminate Important Messages

Even in the best of situations, SPAM filters tend to remove some of the more important, wanted, and needed communications from unsuspecting email inboxes. This leaves messages not hitting their targets and results in workers being on different pages about project parameters, details, and other vital information.

Push to talk two-way radios from Peak PTT can address all these problems by offering a communication platform that is instantaneous, invites direct feedback, and ensures your messages are delivered to their intended targets. Contact Peak PTT today for answers to all your pressing push to talk questions and to learn how we can improve communication for your entire organization.

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