6 Email Greetings that Fit the Mood of a Pandemic
Finding the right words to say that acknowledge how strange it is to do work in a pandemic is a delicate matter. When sending emails, being too cheerful or opting out of a greeting completely can be offensive or seem distant. At this time, it is important that we extend our good wishes, show compassion, and encourage one another at work.
We may not know how each person is struggling at the moment. Still, we can take some time to craft a warm or sincere message as a way to stay connected and authentic with one another.
Intentional communication when we are isolated from each other can be truly meaningful. You may be surprised how a few words go a long way! Below are some email greetings to test out with clients, coworkers, or team members.
6 Email Greetings for the Current Work Atmosphere
1. The “thinking about you” greeting
Been thinking about you and hope you are taking time every now and again to just breathe.
2. The “focus on something good” greeting
Good morning to you on this beautiful autumn [winter/spring/summer] day.
3. The “start off the week strong” greeting
Warmest greetings to you all as we begin a new week.
4. The “thank you for your hard work” greeting
Good [morning/afternoon] [name],
Many thanks for the persistent effort and care that you have put forth in your work.
5. The “encourage your team” greeting
We are almost at the end of another week of working from home — congratulations! Take time to rest and recharge this weekend.
6. The “simple, but personal” greeting
Hello [list names of persons — keep it to four names or less and write them in order of respect/title],
Wishing you all a good day ahead.
Finally, sign your email with “Warmly,” “Best regards,” “Kind regards,” “Sincerely,” or “With gratitude” to keep the message friendly from start to finish.