Email overload – what would you do with an extra hour a day?

Wednesday September 21st, 2011, 8:30 am

Managing Email Overload and using brilliant email etiquette can save you up to one hour a day.  We have posted many blogs about how to reclaim this extra hour.  Last week we spoke and exhibited at the very successful Office* 2011.  Attendance was up by 18% on the inaugural show last year.
We asked visitors to our stand and participants at our Brilliant Email Master Classs what they would do with an extra hour a day.  Here are the top five responses;
    1.    Sleep
    2.    Go to the gym
    3.    Pamper myself (eg have a manicure)
    4.    Go home early
    5.    Meet friends for coffee

In this current era of self-indulgence and me, me, me there was one respone which was top of our list.  It was ‘I’d like to dedicate it to me time, but rather than take, I would give back (my time) to charity.’  We all have different pressures on us and perhaps not all of us has that extra, extra time to give back. 

However, whatever your choice it is clear that if we could all spend a little less time chained to our inbox by managing the email overload a little better we could lead slightly healthier lives.

My thanks to everyone who participated in this survey. What would you do with a spare hour a day?

For more time saving tips and hints why not buy a copy of one of our books or let us run a Smart Email Management workshop for you and your colleagues.
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