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Abjs 2008 Veillette Inbox Zero

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    • 1. Inbox Zero Managing Email Overload with Action Based Email Christian Veillette M.D., M.Sc., FRCSC Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Shoulder & Elbow Reconstructive Surgery Toronto Western Hospital University Health Network Email: orthonet@gmail.com
    • 2. Objectives
      • Learn a system for handling email overload
      • Understand the difference between checking email and processing email
    • 3. Email Overload
      • Problem of email overload is taking a toll on all our time, productivity, and sanity
      • Why?
      Lack a cohesive system for processing our messages and converting them into appropriate actions as quickly as possible
    • 4. Then
      • 1995 first email account
      • PINE
      • Did not need a system
    • 5. Now
      • Email now one source for all incoming and outgoing information
      • Only way you are going to succeed is figuring out how to deal with high volume email
      • Remember - Life outside email
    • 6.  
    • 7. Time & Attention are finite.
    • 8. Time & Attention are finite. Concept: Joel Spolsky
    • 9.  
    • 10. Inbox Zero
      • Quickly answering a few escalating questions about each email message in my inbox:
      • What does this message mean to me, and why do I care?
      • What action, if any, does this message require of me?
      • What’s the most elegant way to close out this message and the nested action it contains?
    • 11. Inbox Zero
      • Email’s just a medium
      • One place for anything
      • Process to zero
      • Convert to actions
    • 12. What is Processing? More than checking Less than responding Decide what action to take with each email
    • 13. Action based email
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    • 19. What are your actions?
    • 20. The Processing Habit? “ We are what we frequently do” - Aristotle If you want to stop being part of the majority whose ass is getting kicked by email every day, it’s time to get serious about improving your habits.
    • 21. Do Email Less
      • Ultimate Goal - Spend less time playing with your email and more time doing stuff
      • Say no to crack(berry) - “always on” approach to email
      • “ What if I ‘miss’ something?”
      • Schedule email dashes - ganging your related email work into a focused few minutes of hard-edged activity performed on a regular schedule
    • 22. Benefits of the scheduled email dash
      • Gets you out of the perpetual notification business
        • allowing you to focus on your non-email work without interruption or distratction
      • Gives you more contextual insight into your true priorities
        • rather than letting the existence of new mail always equate the need for your instant and undivided attention
        • slightly higher-level vantage point lets you choose richest targets in context
        • dash format forces you to wisely pick best use of your time
        • surprisingly many “crises” will resolve themselves between dashes
      • Regular schedule firewalls your time and attention
        • ensures that you won’t get so absorbed in hitting “Get new mail” that the real “thinking work” gets short shrift
    • 23. Cheat!
      • Create filters
      • Noisy, frequent, and non-urgent items which can be dealt with all at a pass and later
        • “ friend” requests and similar announcements from community sites like Facebook or Flickr
        • mailing lists and subscribed forum threads
        • regular updates like newsletters and office memos
        • non-spam store updates, coupons, and sale announcements
      When you check your email and find yourself groaning “Ugh, this again?” consider creating a filter.
    • 24. My Inbox
    • 25. Thank you The Orthopaedic Internet: A Collaborative Resource