Sunday January 20th, 2019, 6:52 pm
Day 1 – Clean Out Your Inbox week: Why Bother?
Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed, nothing else can be managed. Peter Drucker
Clean Out Your Inbox Inbox week 2019 is here. Why join in? Business email overload is still one executive’s main concerns according to recent surveys. They worry about cleaning out their inboxes and will stay up until 10.00pm clearing the backlog only to find their inbox full again in the morning. All this leads to increased stress and potential mental health problems. Sounds familiar? Join the club. This is why we have been running the International Clean Out Your Inbox Inbox week for over a decade to help you improve performance and creativity whilst reducing the stress and mental health issues arising from business email overload.
During Clean Out Your Inbox week we will share tips and hints on how to clean out your inbox, help other also clean out their inbox and then change people’s email behaviour to reduce business email overload long term.
It doesn’t matter what your role is in the organisation, PA, EA, CEO, Sales Director, etc., business email overload will be impacting you and your colleagues and can mean time wasted, an important email is overlooked, an email is sent in haste and causes the next email media disaster, an email is open quickly and initiates a cyber attack.
So lets get started aiming for a clean inbox by Friday.
Step 1 – Check the Cost of Business Email Overload to yourself and your business
Calibrate how clean is your inbox. Use our Cost of BusinessEmail Overload Calculator and dare to share the results as above.
Step 2 – Weigh in
- Check how many emails are in your inbox.
- What is the date of the oldest.
- How many are unread.
- Daring to share the results by one of the following: Email; Facebook: Twitter (using #cleaninbox)
Step 3 – Set yourself SMART goals for Clean Out Your Inbox Week and plan how to achieve them
Dare to share
Each day we will post the Clean Inbox week action for that day. Meanwhile ..
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