SHOW DATE: MAY 15, 2013
When your boss or a co-worker emails you with requests, assignments, or even to provide you with information, don’t just assume they know you got it. Tell them you got it by sending an email! It can be as brief as “Thanks” or “Will do” or even “OK”—nothing that will add significant time to your hectic day or give you carpal tunnel syndrome. But this itsy-bitsy email accomplishes a lot: it assures others that you are doing your work, lets them know that you take their time and effort seriously, and sends them a subtle signal that when they reach out to you, you’re there. And when people think of you that way, they begin to think of you as indispensable—and that’s how you get promoted.