Today is a federal holiday in the U.S. and a religious holiday for many people around the world. It’s a time to express good wishes. In today’s PC world, doing this in a business context can be tricky.
I have no idea what is the right thing to say or do. There are lots of opinions on this topic.
See what some of the experts say:
For work-related email, whether for the holidays or any other reason, be sure to follow etiquette.
Mailtime, an app that makes email on smartphones more like text messaging, found the following:
- Most people expect responses to work emails within 24 hours (52%)
- 19% of people expect answers to work email within 12 hours
- Almost no one tolerates answering business email within one week (3%)
The bottom line is to express sincere wishes and respond in a timely manner to the wishes you have received.