Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up an email archive folder, part of Time Management Fundamentals.
- Do you hoard email in your inbox?…If so, you're not alone.…I've worked with some clients…who have kept tens of thousands of emails in their inbox.…The good news is we can gain a lot of productivity…by removing the little attention switches…caused by a full inbox, that are chipping away at your time.…To get this time gain, we need to set up a very quick…and easy method for filing email.…If you get a lot of email, like I do,…you'll find the concept of filing email a bit intimidating…and time consuming.…
There was a day when I would create separate folders…and put emails into their separate folders,…categorizing things meticulously.…However, every popular email program includes…powerful and effective search engines.…So there's actually no need…to subcategorize processed emails.…Let's make this as simple as possible.…All you need to do is use an email folder…called Archive.…Gmail includes this automatically.…If you're highlighting an email and click the archive button…it will move out of your inbox,…but still be available for searching.…
Learn how to get more done in the shortest time possible and avoid the obstacles and distractions that can get in the way of good time management. Dave gives practical strategies for increasing productivity in three main areas: developing habits to be more organized and reducing clutter in your workspace; staying mentally on task and eliminate the to-dos you have floating in your head; and developing a time budget to get the most done during your workday and focus on your most valuable activities.
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- Finding your productivity style and motivation
- Understanding the principles of time management
- Avoiding the pitfalls of multitasking
- Narrowing your gathering points
- Consolidating email and voicemail accounts
- Practicing mind-clearing techniques
- Choosing and using calendar software
- Saying no with tact
- Mastering the what, when, where processing system
- Processing email vs. checking email
- Maintaining productivity gains
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Q: This course was updated on 07/09/2018. What changed?
A: New videos were added that cover understanding the focus-chaos scale, as well as the Microsoft Office option. In addition, the following topic was updated: maintaining your productivity gains.
1. Laying the Productivity Groundwork
2. Obstacle to Productivity
3. Productivity Principle 1: Space
4. Productivity Principle 2: Mind
5. Productivity Principle 3: Time
6. Equipping Yourself for Action
Preparing for action4m 30s
7. Gathering to the Inbox
Preparing to gather2m 46s
8. Understanding Processing
9. Processing Email
10. Your Time Budgeter
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