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Outlook: 5 Ways to Increase Your Email Productivity

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Blog, Email, Outlook, Productivity

Ever get into the habit of constantly checking distracting email notifications when you should be spending your time being productive at your actual job? Feel like you have ADHD when you’re online or checking your emails? Well, I’m here to tell you, you’re not alone… While writing this article, I was interrupted by 15 emails. I will note that only 2 of those emails were actually of importance to my position. The other 13 were spam from websites where I have provided my contact information, spam from marketers or sales people looking to help my company be more successful, and spam… err friendly emails from coworkers/friends trying to kill time at their own positions (shh, don’t tell my boss!). I’ll also mention that those 15 emails were only from my work email. Don’t even get me started on my personal email on my phone. According to a report from the McKinsey Global Institute, the average person spends approximately 28 percent of their work week reading, deleting, sorting and sending emails. If you take the average work week of 40 hours, that’s 11.2 hours/week or 2.24 hours/day. To put this in perspective for you: if you were to binge-watch the complete first season of “Suits”, that is still less time...

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