How to save your inbox

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Are you a slave to your inbox? Is email taking up your time and generating more work for you and your workmates? You CAN revert the email spiral and make email work for you. Check out this visual guide on how to save your inbox and get more done.
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How to save your inbox

  1. 1. 10 rules on
  2. 2. Is yourinbox...
  3. 3. Drowning you in emails?
  4. 4. Taking up too much time?
  5. 5. Generating more work?
  6. 6. It’s Time to
  7. 7. It’s Time to
  8. 8. Here’s HOW
  9. 9. Cut processing time
  10. 10. Do this... Send clear emails tominimise other’s time to read and reply
  11. 11. Short and slow is not rude
  12. 12. Do this... Keep it short —Reply according to YOUR priorities
  13. 13. Be super clear
  14. 14. Do this...Clearly label your emails in the subjectline eg. Action required by (date), Low priority, FYI —Put the reason for your email at the top
  15. 15. Avoid open-ended questions
  16. 16. Do this... Avoid generic questions like“your thoughts?” or “how can I help?” — Offer specific and clear options for response
  17. 17. Kick the ‘cc’ habit
  18. 18. Do this...Don’t default to ‘Reply to all” — Be selective or ‘cc’ no-one
  19. 19. Tighten the thread
  20. 20. Do this...Delete earlier emails and only include up to 3 relevant ones — Make a phone call instead
  21. 21. Attack attachments
  22. 22. Do this...Avoid attachments such as logos and fancy signatures —Include important information in the body of your email as text
  23. 23. Give the gift of EOM & NNTR
  24. 24. Do this...Use the subject line for replies less than 6 words — End subject line with: EOM = End of message NNTR = No need to respond
  25. 25. Cut contentless responses
  26. 26. Do this... Skip replies such as“Thanks”, “Great”, “Got it”
  27. 27. Disconnect!
  28. 28. Do this...Schedule email free time in your calendar
  29. 29. Let’s recap
  30. 30. recap
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  32. 32. That’s how to
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  36. 36. Image creditsSlide 3: Drowning United Nations OCHA 2012, from The Noun ProjectSlide 4: Time Richard de Vos Netherlands 1982, from the Noun ProjectSlide 5: Rat Race Luis Prado United States 2013, from the Noun ProjectSlide 10: Date and Time Scott Lewis United States 2012, from the Noun ProjectSlide 13: Snail aLf Italy 2012, from the Noun ProjectSlide 16: Research Doug Cavendish Brazil 2012, from the Noun ProjectSlide 19: Question Martin Delin United Kingdom 2012, from the Noun ProjectSlide 22: Skip Forward John Chapman United States 2012, from the Noun ProjectSlide 25: Sewing Needle Kenneth Appiah 2012, from the Noun ProjectSlide 28: Conflict United Nations OCHA 2012, from the Noun Project Paper Clip Cris Dobbins United States 2012 , from the Noun ProjectSlide 31: Email Password Charlene Chen Australia 2012, from the Noun ProjectSlide 34: Shopping Cart Stephen JB Thomas United States 2012 , from the Noun ProjectSlide 37: Plug-In Florian Huber Austria 2012, from the Noun ProjectSlide 44 & 45: Click Rohan Gupta, from the Noun Project
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