Smead Podcast 157: Five Email Management Strategies

This is from back in 2017. I just want to make sure I get it logged here as I want to make sure I understand what the general advice for email management is out there in the universe.

Certified Professional Organizer Debbie Rosemont discusses email and how to tackle it before it gets out of control.

  1. Reduce how much email you have coming in. Unsubscribe. The more you send, the more you get.
  2. You can do email intermitantly.
  3. Process email to zero. Processing is different than reading, processing is making a decison, not just reading.

(They don’t get to the last two.)

I don’t dislike any of the tips really, I just find them to be the same ones I’ve read over and over and over. They had precious little time to talk, so fair enough, but I also find they lack the nuance of real productivity. For example, there are different ways to be productive with time spend in your inbox.

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