Inbox dread. We’ve all experienced it. After a weekend away, or even a lunch break, and you dread seeing your inbox filled again. Researchers at Carleton University recently reported business professionals now spend one third of their time at the office, and HALF of the time they work at home in their inbox. 30% of the time the emails were not important or urgent. That’s 11.7 hours spent at work and 5.3 hours at home — every week. I don’t know about you but I would gladly spend those 17 hours NOT in my inbox. Not only is it a drain on time it’s a drain on energy.
How to Delegate Your Email
The dreaded inbox-inundated with emails that range from terribly pointless to absolutely vital-can be Public Enemy #1 of any business leader. With creativity flowing, and the need for space and time to work on important ideas and tasks, spending time with tactical email support becomes less of a priority. To ensure you are maintaining a strategic email organization regimen, it is important to develop some organizational habits that are catered to your specific needs and skills. Below are a few of our favorite best practices that you can implement today!
If you’ve been following along with my email delegation goal this month, I’m happy to report that 3 weeks in- Georgia and I have established a rhythm! I'm feeling much more in control of my email and my open tasks, my management team has shifted nicely into Asana and we are keeping on top of stuff!