The first rule of managing your emails

2011/07/06 Cyril Arnaud

Information overload is quite common nowadays. We receive so much information by so many channels that we can feel overwhelmed.
It’s especially true with emails.
I saw managers with more than 1000 emails unread in their inbox. Seriously, how can you recover from that …

There are countless of methods to manage your inbox, I need to find the time to write a complete post about that, but the Inbox Zero is a really good start.

But what is really really important is this :
Write shorter emails to obtain shorter and to the point answers
If you write your email in less than five sentences you are more likely to be read, and to be answered quickly (without the usual back and forth you usually need to have the answer you were looking for).

That’s really simple no ?

See here for a nice way to implement this first rule :

Cyril Arnaud

With an engineering degree and a MSc in thermal engineering, I worked for more than ten years in the aerospace industry, as an engineer, a project manager and now a consultant.

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