7 Tips to Help You Get You Out of Your Inbox
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More than one-quarter of a worker's day on average is spent answ...
... to read and respond to email. Don’t leave your email program open all day long. Alerts from incoming messages can interrupt your work flow. Instead, schedule specific blocks of time throughout the day for checking your email.
You might even try marking your calendar and setting your availability to “busy.” If necessary, turn off your cellphone and shut your office door to prevent interruptions.
Never schedule a call or meeting using email.
Right now, the usual hallway conversations or impromptu office visits are impossible, so try to use meeting scheduling servic...
Immediately move obligations out of your inbox and into role-specific archives.
Moving and prioritizing things into specific compartments or zones helps us organize our thought process and workflow. It also helps us focus and does not let different kinds of activity(of our many different roles) overwhelm us.
Having fixed working hours (while at home in your pajamas) makes you concentrate better, and be more productive. You need to switch off from work once the office hours are over.
Distraction at work has increased manifold. The reasons can be anything from shrinking office spaces, to open office culture that promotes 'visual noise' or even to push-notifications and instant m...
Most of our email is replied on the spot and has incomplete information, which leads to a lot of back and forth dialogue.
To minimize this, reply at a suitable time when you can provide sufficient details, clear action items, due date or deadline if any, and maybe an alternative.
We keep checking email, instant messages in our smartphones or office PC, and even social media, whenever we get the urge or any new notification.
Allotting specific times to check your phone's messages and email, like in a two to three-hour intervals, can boost your productivity by 40%.