I am one of 2 points of contact for a team.
If someone addresses an email or question to both of us, and my other colleague replies to it, but I don't, then does it look like I am irresponsible?
The email was not an urgent or important.
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The whole point of having two points of contact is that only one of you needs to reply to the email. If your colleague has sufficiently addressed the questions in the email, then you don't need to do anything. Often times I'll include multiple people just so they all know what's going on, not because I need action from each one of them.
However, if your colleague is always the person replying to emails and you are not, that could look bad. Maybe you just don't get to your email as often as your colleague, or maybe your colleague is the type of person who responds the instant they receive an email. Either way, it's good to have your voice heard regularly, but it doesn't need to be every single time.
So relax, you're probably overthinking things. As long as you are doing some of the communicating, you shouldn't have anything to worry about.
This calls for official process Either task management system (could be bit overkill), but it should be oficially known to everyone that:
Also, my question is:
What is the ratio? If you are only two people in team, then logically the ratio of answered e-mails should logically be 50:50
To me, it sounds like "one last drop" - your colleague might feel like he is answering all the e-mails, while you do nothing. So if someone tries to judge you for not answering low prio non urgent e-mail, their motive could be "I had it enough"
So next steps:
Again, assume misunderstanding, assume best intentions and act as willing to change, willing to take over, willing to step up (proactive, active, happy to do more work)
Better answer: You should, if possible, set up a team group account or distribution group. All project communication should go through this group.
Reasons for this: