Infographic: The best and worst email signoffs during COVID-19

How should you wrap up your business emails during a global pandemic? This chart ranks examples from highly empathetic to extremely tone deaf.

infographic Best and Worst Email Signoffs Heros Journey ContentWhat’s the best way to end your email when everything is upended by the COVID-19 crisis? Should you sign off with your usual salutation, or is something more personal or affectionate called for?

This infographic from Hero’s Content Journey offers a sampling of email closings that fit the moment, either with a bit of levity to brighten the reader’s day, or with some simple earnest well wishes.

Some of the best include:

  • Take care
  • Stay awesome
  • Best

On the other end of the spectrum?

  • Peace out
  • Have a great day
  • Cheers

How are you adapting your email greetings and closings during this crisis? Any particularly egregious examples to share?

COMMENT

2 Responses to “Infographic: The best and worst email signoffs during COVID-19”

    Irene Egan says:

    I have a friend who always signs off, “In good spirit,” Seems to work for any time/occasion.

    Courtney Morris says:

    I have ended some messages with “Take care.” But I’m a naturally positive person, and I don’t live in a doom and gloom mentality. I still end many casual emails with upbeat messages like “Have a great weekend” and “Enjoy your day.” Although I still work from home, I have good days and weekends, and I see others outdoors smiling and having fun. I see cheerfulness around me that does not match unending somber headlines and cautionary public health messages.

    It’s always better to choose happiness over fear. We wake up every day not knowing what will happen (whether it’s COVID-19, an accident, etc.). My true concern is not COVID-19 but the mental health toll that the restrictions and coverage have taken on our nation. I know some people who constantly watch the news, scroll through social media, and fear stepping outside their homes. This is no way to live.

    In my emails and conversations, I will continue to encourage others to see brightness in their day. Franklin Roosevelt: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

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