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Do you cringe when you look at your email inbox? I do. Sometimes the volume of unread messages is intimidating, even paralyzing. Yet email is the universal tool for business communication. The good news is that you can adopt productive and efficient email habits. Better yet, you can be the one whose emails are a joy to read, moving to the top of your recipients’ priority list.Follow these ten tips.
Outlook hints While studying and teaching productivity habits, I’ve noticed that many people use Microsoft Outlook for their e-mail and calendar, but have no idea that this tool has many useful features built in.
One languid summer afternoon, I was coming from a midday yoga class at the office gym when I ran into my top boss at the elevator. “How are things?” he asked. Fresh from blissing out in corpse pose, I blurted, “It’s August.
"If you expect your employee to work mid-morning Sunday, then it is highly advised that you repay that time taken somewhere else in the traditional work week, say for example allowing that same employee to take mid-morning Wednesday to attend to personal things," Haid said. "The key is flexibility with time across the entire week."
Everyone is so busy all the time. So it’s tempting to cut corners wherever you can. It’s tempting to do everything by email (or even faster modes like texting and instagramming, etc), but I’ve spent a good portion of my time as an executive coach helping my clients unwind the damage they’ve done in the name of expedience. And, I’ve fired a contractor or two because I got sick of being “cyber scolded” with terse emails. So let’s try to save you this trouble.
You're proud of your status on team #inboxzero. You have labels, lots of labels. Your filtering system acts like a good defensive line; nothing's getting through there. But have you organized your contacts yet?
One day last fall, my colleague Miguel Morales received an email with a sign-off that was so strange, it has stuck in his mind for the last year. It came from Melissa Geisler, who works in digital sports programming and production at Yahoo.