So many of you have already heard me talk about the concept of InBox Zero. It is presented by Merlin Mann of 43 Folders fame. I was introduced to Merlin thru a number of the tech related podcasts I listen to and was impressed with his wit, creativity, insight, and no BS outlook on tech.
I came across this presentation he did for the folks at Google where he explains the in-box zero concepts. As you might imagine, being in the computer industry I often feel overwhelmed by quantity of email I have to deal with on a daily basis. Long story short. I have been working to implement IN_BOX ZERO into my daily work life for a few months now and it has made a real difference for me.
If you feel like email has become a huge time suck for you, I would suggest you set aside the 55 minutes it will take to watch this video. I think you will find it a huge help even if all Merlin's tips don't work for you.
Here is a snippet from Merlin's site to wet your appetite and get you motivated to take control of your email!
43F Series: Inbox Zero [Introduction] - “Clearly, the problem of email overload is taking a toll on all our time, productivity, and sanity, mainly because most of us lack a cohesive system for processing our messages and converting them into appropriate actions as quickly as possible.”