Data.com Connect Presents: Michael Grinich - 6 Ways Email is Killing Your Productivity - and How to Take Back Your Inbox
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6 Ways Email is
Killing Your Productivity—
and How to Take Back Your Inbox
Presented by Nylas
Michael Grinich, Co-Founder and CEO
Evan Morikawa, Engineer
September 22, 2016
Length: Approximately 45 minutes, including Q&A
Format: Presentation followed by Q&A
You can ask questions at any time using the chat panel.
The moderator will collect these questions and we’ll
answer them at the end of the presentation.
A full replay will be available after the session.
Co-founder and CEO, Nylas
Michael studied computer science and
physics at MIT. He previously worked at
Dropbox and Nest and grew up in a
valley farm town in Oregon.
Evan previously founded Proximate.
Before that, he studied CS at Olin
College of Engineering and was a
dev-in-residence at TechStars.
Nylas N1 is a next-generation email platform
designed for unlimited productivity.
This comprehensive collaboration suite makes email customizable and ﬂuid, capable of
seamless integration with other services like sales solutions and CRM. Nylas allows users to
treat email as a completely agile basis for the sharing of information in today’s increasingly
In addition, by ﬁxing the underlying “plumbing” and exposing N1 as a beautiful, modern
JSON API, Nylas has made it easier than ever for developers to focus on building out
customizable email features.
Wait… isn’t email dying?
Email is never, ever going away. But that’s also why it’s your
biggest opportunity to improve productivity at work.
The 6 top email productivity killers
We’ll teach you how to spot them—and explain why they’re so
hard to resist.
Power-up your inbox!
These techniques can help you improve focus throughout the day,
prioritize emails automatically, and use automation to streamline
outbound messages—without sacriﬁcing the personal touch.
Email volume is massive (and growing)
Source: Radicati Group Email Statistics Report, 2015
Source: "The social economy: Unlocking value and productivity through social technologies," McKinsey Global Institute
650hours per year
Most of us
Your inbox is
Streamline your workﬂow
Reduce your stress
Book more meetings
Reach more prospects
Close more deals
It takes an average of
64 secondsto recover from an email interruption (regardless of the email’s importance)
and return to work at the same rate as before the interruption.
Source: Danwood Group
Area #1: Interruptions
Beat interruptions by focusing on only the
most time-sensitive emails
Power-up #1: FOCUS
Beat copy/paste by using mail merge to
automate hundreds of emails at a time
Power-up #6: AUTOMATE
3 steps to
Taking back your inbox demands discipline—but the
right tools can also help you along the way. To make
your inbox a productivity powerhouse, look for tools
that help you focus, prioritize, and automate
Beat interruptions and context
switching with tools like snooze, send
later, enriched contact proﬁles, and
integrated meeting scheduling.
Beat fragmentation and the inbox
ﬁrehose with a uniﬁed inbox for all your
accounts and mail rules to automate
handling of incoming messages.
Beat rewriting and resending with
reusable, customizable templates and