Imagine how much work you could get done without mass emails, group threads, and long-winded messages invading your inbox. Here are eight ways to start controlling your mailbox today.
- Most of us spend about 30% of our work day on email.…And while emailing can be a productive task,…such as sending a project update that replaced…a 30 minute meeting, it can also be a time suck.…Think about how much valuable work you could get done…without mass emails, group threads, or long winded messages…invading your inbox.…Even in you're a self professed email addict,…there are eight ways that you can start controlling…your mailbox today.…The first is to resist the urge to constantly check email.…
Keep track of how many times you check your email…in a single day.…You'll be shocked by how often you do it.…Then start breaking your addiction by setting a reasonable…daily limit on checking email and sticking to it.…Consider designating certain times every day to tackle email…and closing the application when you're done.…Or you might commit to only checking your inbox…at the top of every hour.…You can put some space between you and your inbox.…By that I mean reduce immediate access to email…by adjusting your smartphone settings so new emails…
Lisa begins with a quick diagnostic exercise to identify areas of complexity in your workday. Next, she explains how to get simplification started, like auditing how your team spends time and pinpointing redundancies and time-wasting activities. Finally, Lisa provides actionable steps for simplifying everyday work like email, meetings, business processes, decision-making, and more.
- Identifying unnecessary complexity
- Auditing your workday
- Establishing productive habits
- Simplifying emails and meetings
- Streamlining decision-making