New Research Says Greetings And Sign-Offs Through Emails Can Prove If Your Colleagues Hate You Or Not

The workplace always has its fair share of benefits and drawbacks. And when we consider the latter, it wouldn’t be wrong to mention that not everyone is blessed with the best working colleagues.

But new research is giving people some hope in understanding that they can now determine how much love or hate their coworkers actually have for them.

The news comes to us thanks to a 1,000-member survey by Preply whose main goal was to figure out how plenty of greetings and sign-offs seen across emails get taken on by recipients of all kinds.

There are work emails that could be the most interesting of them all, with 91% of respondents claiming colleagues are at times, quite passive-aggressive through the mail.

This has led to so many people paying more attention to the tone used while 46% claim to decipher a certain colleague’s mode just by these two simple factors.

Meanwhile, another interesting that may reveal a lot is linked to the sender’s age. It’s proven how most Gen Z groups like to speak their minds and express a unique type of frustration via greetings and sign-offs. The trend is actually really big on TikTok, both when you’re at the sending end and at the receiving end of things.

In the survey, we even had respondents ranking the most savage kinds of greetings out there today. And one of the scariest ones out there today is not getting any form of greeting. It’s an email that tends to make you want to dive in completely.

Another very savage start is emails that begin with Hiya. It’s slightly better than greetings involving names or Hiya with your name, or simply no greeting and just your name. These are some fantastic ways to know if the co-worker is really made if the email ends with just their name. Then things like Cheers, Respectfully, and Thanks in Advance are also added.

But to really gauge what they mean or what they’re trying to say, you must learn to read between the lines, as confirmed by experts of the study. You need to know what sort of style is usual for the sender. And many people feel different survey respondents think of savage greetings and endings as a common and casual endeavor.

Furthermore, the study proves that greetings like Hi Karen, Good Morning Karen, and Hello Karen instead of the recipient’s actual name only are better and more inviting. These are some common examples of greetings worth a mention.

In the same way, if you’re on the search for new kinds of sign-offs, the respondents for the survey feel you can always add a Thank You, Thanks, Thanks In Advance, Sincerely, Regards, and Respectfully instead of just your name.

Best, Take Care, and Regards are a few other classics worth a mention and we have to agree that they really do give off a great appeal across the board.

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