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How I Command my Inbox
How I Command my Inbox
How I Command my Inbox
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  • 1. How I Command my Inbox (or at least try to)
  • 2. Hi! I’m Bart.
  • 3. I work at web agency Netlash. ... and a few other companies:
  • 4. I get a fair amount of e-mail.
  • 5. I get a fair amount of e-mail. average: 300 / day (without the spam)
  • 6. 300
  • 7. actionable items
  • 8. a day
  • 9. If I spend 5 minutes on each mail... ... then I would need 25 hours a day just for e-mail.
  • 10. Actually... My inbox is probably filling up as we speak.
  • 11. Stress!
  • 12. This is how I cope.
  • 13. This is how I cope. (Based on the Inbox Zero strategy of Merlin Mann. See: http://video.google.com/videoplay? docid=973149761529535925# )
  • 14. DDARDD
  • 15. DDARDD Delete
  • 16. DDARDD Delete Delegate
  • 17. DDARDD Delete Delegate Archive
  • 18. DDARDD Delete Delegate Archive Respond
  • 19. DDARDD Delete Delegate Archive Respond Do
  • 20. DDARDD Delete Delegate Archive Respond Do Defer
  • 21. 1. Delete 2. Delegate 3. Archive 4. Respond 5. Do 6. Defer
  • 22. 1. Delete 2. Delegate 3. Archive 4. Respond 5. Do 6. Defer
  • 23. Delete Lots of mails are just ‘FYI’. Delete them at once.
  • 24. 1. Delete 2. Delegate 3. Archive 4. Respond 5. Do 6. Defer
  • 25. Delegate Send immediately to the right person. With a clear ‘call to action’.
  • 26. Delegate You need to be able to trust the other person.
  • 27. 1. Delete 2. Delegate 3. Archive 4. Respond 5. Do 6. Defer
  • 28. Archive Don’t use folders. Use a performant Search. ( *cough*Gmail*cough*)
  • 29. 1. Delete 2. Delegate 3. Archive 4. Respond 5. Do 6. Defer
  • 30. Respond If you can answer without extra work, do it.
  • 31. 1. Delete 2. Delegate 3. Archive 4. Respond 5. Do 6. Defer
  • 32. Do If you can do it immediately, do it immediately.
  • 33. 1. Delete 2. Delegate 3. Archive 4. Respond 5. Do 6. Defer
  • 34. Defer Get it out of your inbox. Put it on a to-do list. Plan it!
  • 35. 1. Delete 2. Delegate 3. Archive 4. Respond 5. Do 6. Defer
  • 36. Extra advice Handle things once! Make snap decisions, or defer. Use technology (filters).
  • 37. Command your Inbox
  • 38. Don’t let your inbox control you Don’t keep it open. Set fix intervals to handle e-mail.
  • 39. Remember...
  • 40. Remember... Your inbox is a to-do list where other people can put items on...
  • 41. Remember... Your inbox is a to-do list where other people can put items on... Unless you control it.
  • 42. Good luck!
  • 43. twitter.com/netlash bart@netlash.com www.netlash.com

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