Why Your Email is Too Long -- And How to Fix It

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To paraphrase Homer Simpson (who was speaking not about email, but about beer): Email is the source of, and solution to, all of life's problems.

Certainly, the modern business world could not exist without the ability to exchange messages instantly, but email also causes all sorts of communication problems. For starters, there's way too much of it. Second, much of the email we get is too darned long. Long email creates bottlenecks in our in-boxes and often goes unread because it seems too complex.

Recently, The Management Ninja, which is written by efficiency expert Craig Jarrow, cataloged a number of reasons why emails are...

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