We’ve all been there: waiting for someone to respond before you can proceed with a task. But as a somewhat reserved young professional, I’m not always comfortable sending multiple emails if I need something.
I now recognize the benefits of the “polite follow-up.” Whether it’s to the media, a client or colleague, a quick reminder that includes please and thanks is usually all it takes.
Everyone’s busy, and seeing a short request in your inbox can be the perfect reminder. If you’re persistent and polite, a follow-up should, more often than not, result in exactly what you need.