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February 07, 2005


Darren Contardo

Here's a couple things I've done:

1. Unsubscribed from about 75% of my industry newsletters and opted for RSS feeds if available. Now I get the info when I want it.
2. Told my colleagues that if it's important, pick up the phone and call.
3. For my immediate team, all emails that require attention are to have an A, B, or C priority associated to them.
4. Spend the first 10-15 minutes every day cleaning out the junk if any made it through. The rest gets thrown in either a document retention folder or an A,B,C inbox.

A = 1 day reply
B = 2-3 day reply
C = 3 days or more reply

This little system has worked wonders! Give it a try.

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