Friday, 5 March 2010

email should help not hinder

We all know people who complain about the numbers of emails they receive ... and often its us!  But it is up to us to make sure we manage it so that it helps our businesses, not hinders them.  We need to build in the disciplines that we expect in other areas of our lives. 

Don't respond to emails as they arrive - set aside 30 minutes a day to handle and deal with them .. and do deal with them.  Handle an email only once!  Don't put it aside for later and have to handle it again.  Deal with it or delegate it.

You might be surprised about how much less of a burden it seems when you handle it properly.

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