Emails to the point

A few times when I sent emails at work, the recipient did not reply to all my questions or may have given me less information that I asked for. This also sometimes happens in personal emails. Noncompliance to emails is also an issue.

Therefore, here are points from HBR's management tip that might help.

1. One idea per paragraph. Start a new paragraph for every new idea or request.
2. Put your point in the first sentence. Be straightforward first and explain later.
3. Make it "scannable." Use bullet points. Nobody reads paragraphs of emails; they scan them.