Personal question: how’s your inbox looking?
Is it a calm oasis with more white space than a posh hotel lobby?
Or would it bring me out in hives, like my friend’s inbox below?!
For most of us, email overwhelm is real. And email management is hard. It’s certainly a lot more complicated than just telling ourselves to ‘get it under control’ or striving for the mythical ‘Inbox Zero’.
I certainly don’t have all the answers, but it is a topic that fascinates me.
I wrote this article for HR Magazine about:
- why email isn’t the real villain
- what teams and organisations can do to lessen email overwhelm
- what my own radical email management strategy was at the beginning of this year (so far, so good)
I hope it’s food for thought.
Do share your inbox strategies with me in the comments below – I’d love to hear about your approach and challenges.
Or troll me with horrendous screenshots of unread emails.