How many times have you been in a groove at work, crossing numerous tasks off your daily to-do list, when an “urgent” email stops you dead in your tracks? That’s when you notice you have a few others that need immediate attention, plus the ones you promised yourself you’d get to before the afternoon, and, before you know it, your day is done. It’s a likely scenario for employees at any level.Â The average person receives over one hundred emails per day.
Mashable provides five tips to gaining control over the growing number of emails in your inbox:
Establish a Time Limit
People spend 28% of their time writing, reading, and answering emails, according to a recent McKinsey Global Institute report. One suggestion to tackling this time-consuming task is to dedicate 15-minute blocks every two hours to responding to emails.