“Make email a visible task. Emens refers to admin work as invisible labor because it’s not recognized as work tasks but something people do compulsively on devices while multitasking. Try giving this task a name, that is, build it into your to-do list or time on your calendar.”
“What this means is that every email is an opportunity to be extraordinarily respectful. If you are going to use up a portion of someone’s minutes, use those minutes wisely, thoughtfully, and with purpose.”
“It is increasingly clear that distractions are not going away on their own. Instead, the responsibility is ours to live attentive, intentional lives in a world of distraction. This is a goal we must continue to seek.”
“If you find yourself in the situation where your inbox messages and stress levels are constantly on the rise, you can use these email scripts to reply back and stake a claim over your time by setting expectations from the jump.”
“Part III of a three-part series offers 15 tips for sending emails that focus on email creation and delivery. Part I provides 11 basic suggestions to control email, including setting a strong foundation, managing the flow of messages, and clearing your inbox. Part II provides another 11 tips for managing email throughout the day so people don’t feel like they’re drowning and can focus on more important activities.”
“In Part I: 11 Ways to Control Email, I discussed ways to get your inbox to a more manageable state. Depending on the steps you took after reading the previous post, hopefully you’ve decreased the number of emails coming in and maybe even gotten a handle on existing messages in your inbox. Now let’s talk about some strategies that will enable you to better manage incoming emails on a daily basis…”
“Written for anyone who feels overwhelmed by email, this series of posts outlines strategies to help you tame the email hydra. Part I offers suggestions to control email, Part II outlines ways to manage email throughout the day, and Part III offers suggestions for better email creation and delivery. You don’t need to implement all of the ideas but try a few and see if they don’t make your relationship with email a little less conflicted…or at least make you less likely to scream or cry at the thought of opening your inbox.”
“As we are all well aware, the majority of our work is done over email. Figuring out email etiquette is an essential skill as both a…student and as a co-worker.” This post has some simple and effective ways to manage email.
“Tech columnist David Pogue shares 10 simple, clever tips for computer, web, smartphone and camera users. And yes, you may know a few of these already — but there’s probably at least one you don’t.” This TED Talk has great hacks…worth the 5 minutes and 45 seconds.
“The first time a client or an upper-level manager has contact with an intern is often through e-mail. The recipient of an e-mail can learn so much about the sender by the way the message is written. From one simple e-mail, a recipient can tell if the intern pays attention to details, values the company’s image and cares about his or her responsibilities. In addition, the intern’s tone and professionalism is interpreted when reading an e-mail.”