5. Automate selected conversations A bonus Inbox tip: Where appropriate, use automation tools to reduce the conversations
The crazy thing about email is that the more you work on it, the more comes back your way.
Despite vigilant efforts to throw the cyber-equivalent of Round-Up on those unwanted subscriptions to newsletters about construction equipment, healthcare quality assurance, and chain store retail news I never signed up for, the wily infiltrators keep on coming.
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Conventional workplace wisdom declares email a daily scourge. We receive too much of it. We spend too much time replying
That's 13 hours -- 28 percent of our workweek -- the average person dedicates reading, deleting, sorting and sending emails
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"You -- the user -- are in control," Hurst said. "The human is the most important part of the system -- not the latest tool