We’ve all been there before – Sitting in front of an email box so neat and tidy, we’re beaming with pride. Finally, the day has come when everything has been read, deleted or filed away. When all of a sudden, out of nowhere, one by one, a flurry of emails starts to rapidly zip and zoom their way into your inbox as if out of nowhere the Battleship Galactica (aka your inbox) is under attack. And, before you know it, you have 100+ unread emails in less than an hour.
Did you know… Since January of this year, here at Systel, the following individuals have received more than 40,000+ emails a piece? In fact, the highest number of emails received is far more than 100,000!
Sure, email can be an effective tool of communications and an avenue to get things moving and done; however, there are times when email can be so overwhelming, it’s just too much. So what’s the best way to deal with email overload?
Here are some tips that can help:
So the next time you find yourself dodging laser light bullets (incoming emails) aimed at the Battleship Galactica (your inbox) and you begin to feel overwhelmed, just remember these tips. And pretty soon, you’ll be on your way to managing your email rather than letting your email manage you.