by Stephanie Spino | www.everonit.com
Is your Outlook stealing a good hour or so from you each morning? If so, you are in the same boat as the majority of working Americans. Don’t panic – these 3 tips will have you on the fast track to reclaiming your morning sanity.
1. If you are the only one, make it a number one – General rule of thumb: if someone has sent a message exclusively to you it is likely to be more of a priority than an email with eight recipients.
2. Mailbox rules and organization should be ruling you: Filter your emails into simple, manageable batches. Set up appropriate folders; make sure you can get your hands on items quickly. Also, designate set times for reading and sending emails…and stick to them!
3. Implement other (speedier) means of communication into your workday – I am not arguing that email is not a necessary element of the business world; I am simply suggesting that you take advantage of the perks other mediums have to offer. If you need to get in touch with co-workers or clients, alternative methods may not only make more sense, but save your email box from constantly filling up. Instant messaging, picking up your phone, or even walking down the hall to ask a colleague a quick question will save you both time and frustration in the end.