I'm working as PM, we have developers and senior managers working remotely and in-house.
As a project manager, I'm at the center of all communications. The job of managing N lines of communication falls on my shoulders and can get overwhelming at times.
I'm using Microsoft Outlook 2007, it is equipped with cool option "Request a Read Receipt" while sending mails. At receiver's end a popup window will appear upon opening mail, asking whether or not to send read receipt to sender.
It will help me to know whether sender received and opened the mail I sent.
In my office we all use MS Outlook.
My questions is, is this bad manners, or etiquette, to add this option while sending mails to Senior Managers and Clients?
Keep in mind that in my role as project manager, it's critical that I get feedback as to whether or not people on my team received my communications. If I worked in a field outside project management, I would not consider using "Request Read Receipt".