5 tips to achieve Inbox Zero
Manage your e-mail better: for all you out there that have inboxes with 1000’s of unread e-mails.
I know that many of you might struggle to deal with the e-mail load – but worry not – help is on its way!
Using these simple tips, for the second time in my career, I’ve managed to reach Inbox Zero.
5. Done with the e-mail? File it, archive it, or delete it.
Don’t keep loads of junk in your inbox. Keep only what needs your attention or action – basically a to-do list.
Here’s how it works:
a. Received an e-mail? Read it!
b. Does it need you to action?
Do you need to keep it?
1. No = Delete it – you won’t miss it!
2. Yes = archive it away or put it in a dedicated folder
Flag it, Pin it do whatever you need to do to mark it as “Action needed”
c. Then read the next one (in case it’s more important)
You basically should end up with a list of flagged e-mails that you can action, either now or later.
Once you’re done – un-flag it and again – delete it, file it or archive it! Be ruthless – 99.99% of the time you won’t need that e-mail again anyway!
By Stefan Bagiensky
Chief Technology Officer