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Reduce Business Email Overload in 2019 – Top ten tips

Posted Tuesday January 8th, 2019, 10:26 pm by

Here are my top 10 tips (and resolutions) to reduce business email overload in 2019.  These tips will enable you to take control of your inbox instead of allowing it to control your working day.  This will enable you to improve your performance and well-being and reduce the risks of an email borne cyber attack through stupidity.

  1. Educate colleagues (internally and externally) not to expect an instant reply.
  2. Avoid sending ‘naked’ emails (ie ones with no proper salutation and sign-off).
  3. Never send an email when under the influence of alcohol, drugs.
  4. Always attach first then write the email content.
  5. Clean out the inbox regularly and move out all emails more than one month old.
  6. When using your mobile device on the move as a diary etc, lock the screen with a photo of the day’s schedule.
  7. Use ‘Google Translate’ when sending emails to an international audience to check the content translates properly.
  8. Reduce the number of emails you send by at least 20%.
  9. Limit the number of times your inbox is checked for emails each day.
  10. Have a digital detox at least once a fortnight.

What are your New Year’s resolutions to reduce the level of business email overload in 2019?

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Business Email Management: Articles of Note November 2018

Posted Friday November 9th, 2018, 11:14 am by

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.

Einstein

After writing for over a decade about business email management to reduce business email overload it is sometimes hard to find material which adds anything new to what we know about how best to manage email to save time, improve well-being and performance.  Often it’s the same tips and hints and studies just packaged differently. Over the last few weeks three have stood out.Press room

1. Self promoting emails

Have you ever thought of using your Out-Of-Office message to promote yourself in your absence?  For example, after telling the sender you are out of the office, then add a line about a recent success story, article about you, research paper etc.  This is the latest trend being pushed by Harvard Business School to help you stand out in the ever crowded digital communications world.  They suggest that research show that creating a positive view of yourself may help develop better more long standing network relationships. The jury is out on this one.  Is it worthwhile or do such self-promoting emails actually have the reverse effect?

Do tell us what you think. Copy of Taking Control of Your Inbox for the best comments (for or against).

2.The state of email security?

In the last twelve month most organisations have seen a significant increase in email born cyber attacks and especially phishing attacks. This useful e-book (from Mimecast) highlights the status of email initiated cyber crime and provides advice on how to limit such attacks. Key is a robust training programme.  This is something we, Mesmo Consultancy, would be pleased to talk to you about.

Meanwhile for some quick here and now tips to reduce the risk of cyber crime click here.

3.IORG Information Overload Day Webinar 2018

This year’s theme was cognitive science, addiction and information overload. One of the most interesting sessions was by Anne McGhee Stinson on ‘Neuroscience and Information Overload’. Specifically she talked about how our brain changes according to what we do and pay attention to. Her session is about 12 minutes in.  Towards the end there is also a panel session which includes Dr Seeley on dealing with email addiction.  Again if this is an issue for you or your colleagues why not call us to discuss how we have been helping other organisations.  Click here for a quick check on your own personal level of email addiciton.

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