Chapter 4. Managing the Barrage of E-mail: Using a System to Organize, Process, and Declutter

Managing the Barrage of E-mail: Using a System to Organize, Process, and Declutter
 

“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life lies in eliminating the nonessentials.”

 
 --Chinese Proverb

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN IN THIS CHAPTER

Goal

  • To provide simple strategies for managing your e-mail

Objectives

As a result of this training, you should be able to:

  • Organize your files into working files, reference files, and archive files

  • Process using the:

    • 4 R's: Read to Do, Respond, Review, Revisit

    • 4 S's: Scan, Skim, Study, and Sort

    • 5 D's: Delete, Delegate, Do Now, Delay, and Dock

    • 2 F's: ...

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