Watch Those E-mails and Text Messages; What You Say About That Owner Today May Come Back to Haunt You Later!
E-mail has become the communication method of choice for many board members and association management. It is a rare board member or manager that does not utilize e-mail, and while we all can agree that e-mail has improved our respective ability to communicate with one another, it does have its downsides. And now, text messaging is becoming an important communication tool; just consider what you say before sending that message.
You cannot help seeing the headlines about the many major company and public officials, sports and entertainment figures that have been brought down by their e-mails and/or text messages (and even tweets). Many company executives that are currently or recently being prosecuted for bringing down their companies and/or defrauding shareholders have to defend their e-mails. In many cases it is the e-mails themselves that got these people into trouble.