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Everything you thought you knew about inbox zero is wrong

wired.co.uk

Inbox Zero

'Inbox Zero' was a productivity concept popularized a decade ago. 

E-mail was treated as a task to be completed all the time. It backfired as people started wasting even more time on email and the replies that piled up.

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Inbox Zero can be correctly understood by realizing that it is not just your inbox but your life that you need to tackle.

The majority of information thrown at us is unimportant. Prioritizing your workload and understanding what is essential and what not is crucial to a stress-free li...

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It is important to narrow down your priorities and tackle the important and essential first.

Real work is not checking your email all the timeAllow blocks of time in a day to check your email and notifications.

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Like the pre-smartphone days, when people couldn't check their emails when they were on vacation, you have to switch off from email.

Switching off periodically will detoxify your mind.

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Do not bombard your colleagues with reply-all emails. Not all information is essential or important to share.

We need to stop reacting to every email, and focus on the important ones.

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