If you’re like most people, email is a necessary evil in life.
Even reading articles about email causes your to slump in your chair. What is there to be said? We all deal with emails, and every email we get is minutes–hours–off the clock. In fact, 55% of workers attribute excessive emails as a barrier in getting work done.
Let’s make email sexy again.
Email can be better. Email can be a system, a way of life. Email can help you increase productivity. It can help you to shine, to make you look responsive and organized, to empower you with a reputation of being on top of things.
I’m going to share the system I use for organizing my communication. The key to this system is distilling messages in a layered fashion through a combination of automation and easy rules of thumb. This means I’m left with an empty inbox and emails that I can immediately act on or moved to a place where I can more efficiently manage them in the future.