This week, by popular request, our office did a training on how to write a professional email. The training was voluntary, but every Khmer staff member and intern came. We focused on communicating with clients or potential clients in particular and discussed everything from subject lines, structure, greetings, content and anything else they could think to ask. I was thankful our HR manager (who is Khmer) comfortably stepped in to explain the differences between emailing a Westerner vs. a Cambodian national (example: extra greetings needed).
At the end of the training, we did a contest! Everyone had the same prompt and submitted an email using what they had learned. I was really impressed with how seriously everyone took it and very good emails were sent! In the end, one of our interns won! He was very creative, asked a lot of good questions and used his resources to put together a solid email. I learned a lot observing how each person approached the competition.
This weekend our office has the opportunity to attend a Christian leadership summit and are going together as a group. I love that this office places such a heavy emphasis on developing people!