To sum up
Attaching a Post-it note handwritten with the recipient's first name, a brief request to complete the task and your initials at the bottom is a potent way to get twice as many responses and to get them faster and more richly completed. Why wouldn't you do this every time? And maybe it's also a marvellous reason to use good old fashioned paper occasionally instead of sending an email.
So the next time you need a colleague to do something for you, perhaps the Post-it note could be like a signpost showing the way through the Tule fog. Adding a simple personal touch could make all the difference to get far more of your requests completed more quickly.
Source: CIO New Zealand
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