Email overload

5 Tips for Bringing More Mindfulness to Your Work

Resource Author:  Jacqueline Carter
Resource Date:  01/18/2018
Resource Name:  Globoforce blog
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The root cause of stress and work-related exhaustion does not come from what is happening in our external environment, but how we respond to it from our internal landscape; more specifically – from how our mind reacts to what we are experiencing and the extent to which we are able to effectively manage our mind, or not.

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How to beat email overload in 2018

Resource Author:  Barry
Resource Date:  01/16/2018
Resource Name:  CIP HR site
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It’s easy to spend a large portion of your working day just trying to make a dent in your email backlog, to the detriment of other, often more pressing, priorities. With the average worker spending 13 hours a week dealing with emails, businesses are potentially losing up to 28% of work time to email admin.

Here are four strategies that might help you to reduce this burden, improve productivity and streamline internal communication.

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Emails are Not Dead, but Need to Evolve: How to Make Your Business Communication Productive

Resource Author:  SaneBox Team
Resource Date:  01/10/2018
Resource Name:  SaneBox blog
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Let’s face it: there are many unsolved challenges in today’s business communication. But luckily, there are many ways and tools to keep it productive and organized as well. In this article, we’ve put together the most reliable approaches to avoid plunging into talkative chaos at work.

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Email management tips and tools you can’t live without

Resource Author:  Eugene Feygin
Resource Date:  11/11/2016
Resource Name:  Quill.com
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An infographic about email overload and its solutions. Each and every day, 193.3 billion emails are sent around the world. More than half of those are business emails. The average person spends 28 percent of the workweek reading and responding to email, which equates to 13 hours a week. So what do we do about all this email dependence? Thankfully there are tools and strategies to cut down on inbox overload and get organized.

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Averting a Reply All disaster

Resource Author:  Dr. Monica Seeley
Resource Date:  11/16/2016
Resource Name:  Mesmo consultancy blog
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Reply All disasters can be avoided by adopting sound email etiquette and making sure everyone understands them. Using the email software too and looking outside the inbox to alternative technologies/medium can help manage the potential for such disasters.

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Do not rely on Spell Checkers to Proof Read for you!

Resource Author:  Michael Einstein
Resource Date:  01/04/2016
Resource Name:  http://www.emailoverloadsolutions.com
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One way to improve Email communication is always use your Spell Checker before sending. Unfortunately, some people rely on these tools too much, which can lead to big problems.

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Institute a No Thanks Necessary Email Protocol

Resource Author:  Michael Einstein
Resource Date:  02/01/2016
Resource Name:  http://www.emailoverloadsolutions.com
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How many Emails do you receive where someone replies with only “OK” or “Thanks”? To solve this problem, institute the “NTN” (for “No Thanks Necessary” ) or “NTR” (for “No Thanks Required”) protocol in your team/department/company.

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What Email Triage Sessions and Exercise Have in Common

Resource Author:  Michael Einstein
Resource Date:  02/17/2016
Resource Name:  http://www.emailoverloadsolutions.com
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The key to exercising is that because it was something that I scheduled, it happened. The exact same goes for routines that you need to work into your workday, such as your Email triage sessions.

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Email Duration, Batching and Self-interruption: Patterns of Email Use on Productivity and Stress

Resource Author:  Gloria Mark, Shamsi T. Iqbal, Mary Czerwinski, Paul Johns, Akane Sano
Resource Date:  05/07/2016
Resource Name:  Proceedings of ACM CHI 2016, ACM Press
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Our findings show that some patterns of email use are associated with lower perceived productivity and higher stress. The longer daily duration spent on email, the lower the assessed productivity and the higher the stress. With high email use, people who chose when to self-interrupt to deal with email, and “Batchers”, people who cluster email use, assessed their productivity higher at the end of the day compared to those who check email triggered by email notifications, and to those who check email consistently. To our knowledge, our study is the first in situ multi-method investigation of email activity, workplace outcomes and stress. Our results lay ground for future theoretical exploration of these effects, and provide valuable practical lessons for organizations and knowledge workers.

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Mesmo Consultancy

Resource Author:  Dr. Monica Seeley
Resource Date:  01/01/1989
Resource Name:  Dr. Monica Seeley
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The web site of Dr. Monica Seeley, a veteran leader in the fight against email overload.

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