Remember the last time you received a hand-written note? How about the last time you sent one?

 

  • Fact: Today, the vast majority of our written communications comes in an electronic format (texts, on-line chat rooms, tweets, e-mails, etc.). These communications are almost all transactional in nature, filled with facts, numbers, observations and decisions. While many of these communications are essential to the ongoing development and management of plans, programs and strategies, they do not serve to nourish a “connection” on the emotional level
  • Action: To “Stay Connected” on the level that nourishes the emotional dimension of relationships, nothing beats a hand-written note. In the midst of the onslaught of electronic communications, the well-crafted, hand-written note delivers a simple message: “Our relationship is important to me, and I want to let you know that.” So, the next time you want a communication to strengthen an important relationship, don’t type it – write it.