The second thing that annoys me is when people send multiple emails about a subject without giving me a chance to reply. They will send the original email, then an update, then another update, then perhaps a “never mind” email. I encourage my team members to gather their thoughts, try to work out situations by themselves, and then contact me with something that is complete. I would much rather get one complete email that I can read than four different emails with two sentences each. It’s amazing how much people will get done if you give them a little freedom.
Contributor: James Pollard