Email Survival Skills: Survival Tips Compatible with Microsoft Outlook 2010 & 2013 (2015)
Email is a Major Factor
Email is a major factor in conducting business in companies all over the world. In this age of instantaneous electronic communications, business simply could not keep up with the pace of information that is exchanged without email. Thank heavens it replaced business letter writing and faxes, which were heavily used in the 20th century.
When you consider reading and responding to emails on a daily basis, email takes a major investment of your time. In fact, current studies find that up to half of your working hours may be spent plowing through emails or other forms of electronic communication such as instant messaging (IM), texts, and contributing to conversations on social networks.
The process overwhelms most people and quite frankly it puts them in a bad mood daily.
Survival requires a paradigm shift, to use a word popular for decades. It requires a shift from rolling your eyes and shutting your ears to the sucking sound of lost time and the realization that email SAVES you time.
Some business transactions are completed entirely by email, eliminating the need for personal visits, saving time and gasoline. Email reduces the irritating game of telephone tag and the time spent in social niceties required by one-on-one or face-to-face interactions. Not that being polite and friendly is not required in an email, but email is much more straight-forward and bottom-line oriented than personal visits or phone conversations.
Email is a time saver so change your attitude and use the survival tips in this book. You’ll be pleasantly pleased with the results if you do. Together we’ll examine email from its ups and downs, ins and outs, and round-abouts. We’ll examine how corporate culture affects email and what you can do to quickly process the entire inbox while enabling yourself to reduce your stress from the daily deluge of email.
More importantly, the principles in this book will help you save time when processing your inbox.