Pick up the phone

If an email exchange exceeds 4 back-and-forth emails with limited progress on what you’re trying to communicate – stop. Pick up the phone.

If you are going back and forth on whatever chat tool you use for longer than a minute – stop. Pick up the phone.

If your text message spree isn’t solving the problem – stop. Pick up the phone.

If you are attempting to text while driving – definitely stop. Pick up the phone.

Or, if these folks live with you or work close to you, go meet them in person.

Asynchronous communication has a time and place. Best to use it when it is effective.