How much time do you spent dealing with e-mails?
They are a treasure and a pain a tool and a fool, hate it or love it e-mail is here to stay. How you can be more effective with e-mails?
They help you channel e-mails from specific persons to folders. You can move e-mail to special folders like
-Client A,B or C
...this way you can decide and prioritize your work and not going through the list in date/time order.
2-Keep checking e-mails on the run
If you spend time outside the office you need to have your mobile set to be able to receive your business e-mails and read them. Personally I kind K-9 Mail a great app for Android (I use a Samsung Note). Other apps work fine. On my iPad I use the Apple Mail programme which is super and comes pre installed. You may also considers others here.
This way when you have a second you can check your mail provided you have a data plan or wifi within your range. Make each minute count!
3-Use short e-mails
Short punchy bullet point e-mails are an effective way how to communicate. Long and winding e-mails don't help much. If you need to send a report type it in your word processor and send it as an attachment.
4-Answer long e-mails in bullet points
When people write long e-mails just reply with bullet points quoting their text and writing your in italics.
"When I don't get e-mails I realize that something is horribly wrong."
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