Ah, email. The paperless office. More time that we would know what to do with. Those were the dreams many years ago when the technology buffs screamed how all this cool tech stuff would make our lives easier. Well so far it hasn’t happened for most people. Email has become more of a burden than a friend for some.
But how would we live without it? It’s opened up a huge window of opportunity for small business. And it’s our job to manage it, not the other way around.
If you’re drowning in email, it’s probably your own fault. So says Itzy Sabo at the Email Overloaded blog. Here’s the scoop according to Itzy:
…email overload is not the problem; it is just a symptom of the problem. Email overload is a result of:
- lack of organization
- bad work habits & lack of discipline
- lack of focus & concentration
- lack of training (none of us were trained to deal with such a deluge of information)
So there you have it. It’s all your fault. And I have to agree. It is our own fault. There are many ways to organize the information to make it much more useful. We just don’t take the time to do it. It’s one of those “when I have time things” that never seems to make it to the “A” list.
Get going. Do it now. The sooner you start, the better off you’ll be. And taking a browse through the Email Overloaded tips and tools Itzy shares is a good start.
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