Reading, answering, and sending email can become a full-time job. Here are some tips for taming the email monster.
Do you really need to read every email the moment it comes in? Probably not. In that case, set a number of times each day that you will check your email. Do you have a number in mind? Good, now cut it in half. There are very few people who really need to do this more than four times a day, and three or two times a day is even better. For starters, try this schedule:
• When you get to your desk in the morning
• Just after lunch
• An hour before the end ...