Workplace Email Communication ▼
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Today, nearly everyone has an email account. Many people have both a personal account and a work account and maybe another account or two for special purposes. It is only natural for us to expect some degree of privacy in our email. If you send personal information over your corporate email, that information can be lawfully accessed by the corporation as part of your email as they own that email, and whatever personal stuff you send, you choose to disclose it. There are people allowed to access your email, usually its management, HR, IT, and Security.
First and foremost, unless your email account was a personal account you set up on Yahoo or Gmail, then the account is not yours. If the employer pays for and establishes the service, or buys the desk and puts it in an office space, then the employer owns it. Your email at work is not "yours" but rather a tool to do your job that your employer owns. Once you leave, they have a right to receive and send emails from that account. Most employers re-route your incoming emails to another employee and that employee responds back to workplace emails with answers and information that you no longer are with the company.
Email as a means of communication can be effective only when it is relevant. Email may be convenient but does not necessarily mean that it is the best means of communication in every situation in the workplace. Before you start writing, ask yourself if it really is necessary for you to email at all; will a phone call or a face-to-face discussion not suffice.
The emails you send are a reflection of your professionalism. Emails at the workplace must have a formal tone to them. There is always a higher chance of miscommunication over emails because your words are not accompanied by gestures, body language and facial expressions, and your reader may easily misconstrue your words.
Have you ever wondered if your boss can see what you're doing on your computer all day? The answer is yes – and you might be surprised by what your supervisors can see.
Your work computer is not as private as you think it is, and with the help of technology like firewalls and monitoring software, your boss can see every file you access, every website you browse and even every word you type. Although most companies access this information only if they already suspect you're up to no good, it's safe to assume you're being monitored on some level.
Monitoring Software provides a way to supervise the overall processes that are performed on a computing system and provides reporting services to the system or network administrator. Monitoring software is also known as computer surveillance software.
If you have suspicions that your computer is being monitored, you need to check the start menu see which programs are running. Simply go to 'All Programs' and look to see if something like the monitoring software is installed. If so, then someone is connecting to your computer without you knowing about it.
Seven Ways Tech Is Betraying Your Email Privacy
1. Your emails aren't as private as you think.
2. Clearing your browser history won't help you.
3. Your phone isn't private, either.
4. Remote workers beware: Your location is visible.
5. Employers can track every word you type.
6. Your productivity could be monitored.
7. Every file you access is visible.
There are people on our jobs who watch you. They see how we behave and respond to things. It’s our responsibility to be a good steward on the job. Our work ethics should always bring us honor.
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