According to Forbes, on average, office workers receive at least 200 messages a day and spend about two-and-a-half hours reading and replying to emails.
To add to this, 144 out of the 200 emails an office worker receives each day are irrelevant to them.
What makes it even worse? 55% of workers agree that excessive emails prevent them from doing their primary job duties.
This is mostly due to the (in)famous cc’ing but also using email as an instant messaging tool. Using email as your default communication tool is far from being ideal. While it may seem alright to do it sporadically, managing your inbox will shortly become a nightmare when such habits are encouraged in the corporate environment. The main question here is: how to decrease the number of emails while improving the internal communication flow? Or how to combat the endless flood of emails and remain productive throughout the workday?
1) Tips for Outlook – how to better manage your emails
If Outlook is your primary email client, the good news is that you can tailor it to your requirements and decrease the email overload. The first rule is “ only keep the emails that require imm