Keep personal business out of professional communications

03/22/2011 | Harvard Business Review online

While you might be chummy with business associates, don't mix your personal messages with business issues, Jodi Glickman writes. "You should never send a business email disguised as a friendly 'hey, how are you?' Conversely, if you're reaching out as a friend, don't talk shop. Just as there is separation between church and state, so too do those barriers exist in business and our personal lives," Glickman writes.

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