We all need a digital detox from time to time and my time is now. When I return to work and plug in again after the new year, I will be recharged and more productive; hopefully, I'll be full of great ideas. But right now, I'm stepping back.
Greetings fellow victims of the information apocalypse. It used to be, the goal of Inbox Zero was heroic, but achievable. Alas, that seems like such a long time ago. The rules have changed, and the playing field has changed as well.
There is discourse and there is productivity and there is social media and there is life outside work and it adds up to high anxiety.
We live in a culture where email overload is accepted as a fact of professional life -- a post-apocalyptic dystopia of over-stuffed inboxes, vibrating cell phones and never-ending “pings" emanating from our computers and devices.
Here's how I help my clients change email behavior -- starting with their own habits, and help others to do the same. If some or all of these are done consistently, you can change the game in your organization.