Don’t you wish you spent more time with your email? Didn’t think so.
A study by the McKinsey Global Institute estimates that “knowledge workers” — managers, salespeople, scientists and others whose jobs consist primarily of interactions — spend 28% of their time answering emails. This means managing your inbox can boost your productivity in a big way.
In his book Extreme Productivity, Harvard Business School lecturer Robert Pozen actually advises you to ignore 80% of your emails. If you’d rather spend time working on your actual area of speciality and interest than fight a Sisyphean battle with your inbox every day, check out the nine tips below and set your sights on inbox zero.
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