Managing their email work load is a big problem for many professionals. Email is an essential tool for communicating but since most e-mails sent are often unnecessary or downright spam, it does have an adverse impact of the productivity of a professional. Surely, a programmer or blogger needs to spend as much time as possibly doing things that are of core importance, rather than handle correspondence.
Online IT Degree, has a nice infographic that shows how simply asking oneself the question “Do I need to send this email?” can work wonders.
The most important rule that can be followed to reduce emails, is the if you have a lot to say or discuss, use a phone call or even arrange an online chat, instead of a never ending email thread.
Are you troubled by email overload? Do let us know any tips you use to manage your emails.