I hate the CC game.
What is the CC game you ask- – – well, Its when you send and email to someone, and their reply has everyone, including the dog, your mother and the whole defensive line up of the local football team included!
I suppose its a natural ‘problem’ as the work place becomes more and more dependant on email and webservices over a jaunt down the hall to someone’s office or a boardroom table meeting.
I can’t say that I’m innocent with the CC game myself, but I am mearly a mild offender, and the fact that I am a Blackberry user can only mean I am on the road to a downward spirl into total and utter CC’ing. Perhaps there are prevention services, or a help line I can call. . . .
To this point, I rarely see the point in CC’ing ‘The Boss’ in on emails. ‘The Boss’ doesn’t get where they are by dealing with every teeny tiny small insignicant problem, they have ‘People’. I am one of those ‘People’.
I think the CC game is a modern verison of ‘Never Cry Wolf’. I’m sure there are several people I work with that ‘The Boss’ almost exculsivly ignores all emails from. Once in a blue moon that I actually need to email The Boss, I am lucky enough to usually get a reply within the hour if not sooner.
So, how does one combat the evils of the dreaded CC game? Any ideas? I’m open to suggestions. . . .
Brainstorming. . .
- Write a disclaimer in every email “Do not forward to anyone other than the original receipiants”
- Stop emailing all together. Perhaps try to bring carrier piegon back.
- Send an indivual email to every single person you were going to CC in on the email
- Be perfect, don’t have problems. No need to CC anyone in any emails barring the weekly joke, or cat of the day picture
- Blind CC on every email
- Actually walk to someone’s office and discuss the issue.