Email is so easy. It’s a great tool to speed communication and distribute information. We can send the exact same info to numerous people at the same time, have records of our communications, read and reply from anywhere, anytime.
However, it’s almost too easy. Our inboxes get flooded and we get buried under hundreds of emails competing for our attention and needing a response. We write in truncated words without full sentences, reply while in transit or multitasking and all this can actually result in worse communication instead of better.
As stage managers, communication is what we do. Therefore, it’s important to know when email is the best tool or if a phone call would actually be the better course of action.