Tips: Control Your Email Time – Before It Controls You

It’s Friday, do you have your inbox empty? If you’re like most people the answer is no.

And truthfully, you may never see the bottom of your email pit, but there are some key ways you can minimize time spent dealing with your inbox each week.

I’m sharing with you today what I think is one of the most comprehensive list of practical tips for dealing with your email overload. It’s from the blog Lifehacker and by reading it you can save yourself hours of hassle next week.

Be sure to catch my favorite tip: #9 Learn Your Email Values, a cause I’ve championed throughout my career. In a nutshell, learn to be clear and concise, and send fewer unnecessary messages. As the article states:

“The less time you spend communicating simple ideas, the less time you’ll spend sifting through your inbox.”

There are lots of good tips here, with plenty of links you can share around your workplace and be the office hero.

So, before you give up on your email and call it a week, give some of these tips a try.

Read full post:  The Top Ten Tricks to Dealing with Email Overload [Lifehacker]


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