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Don’t Let E-mail Cut Your Production

While e-mail can enhance your productivity, it can also be a huge distraction trap if you are not careful.  Each incoming e-mail calls for your attention.  How do you keep yourself from getting sucked into the e-mail trap? You must develop guidelines for yourself on when and to what you will respond.  Here are a few suggestions to get you started.

** Set specific times when you will review incoming e-mail.  Some people set 8, 12, and 4 as times to read e-mail.

** During those times, create guidelines on what you will respond to immediately and what later.  For example, you might respond to client emails immediately and company e-mails at the end of the day. (more…)