Handling Your Email

emailHave a clear process for handling your email.

Let’s face it – we are all drowning in email.

We’ve gone from spending an average of 15 hours a week (in 2006) on the inbox to receiving in excess of 250 pages a day (in 2012), and it isn’t going to stop anytime soon!

What’s missing is a process for dealing with what comes in.

Here’s a hint – use your inbox to SORT rather than STORE. That way, you can identify and move each piece to the next stage very quickly, grouping like items with like.

By sorting, you can move through everything in the inbox in relatively short periods of time. Where you will lose time is in trying to mix the tasks. Sort first. Then respond to what needs to be responded to. Then work on what needs to be worked on, etc.

 

 

© Terry Monaghan, 2013 ~ All Rights Reserved

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