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Had It with Email Overload?

E-tools are handy, but they are also very easy to abuse, and they can drain productivity if they are not managed. The research shows that if you're getting 100 emails a day today, you could be getting 166 next year, 275 the year after that, 456 the year after that. It's not sustainable.

Manage Interruptions

Managing email is about managing interruptions, a saboteur that is undermining the chief productivity tool, attention. Constant interruptions decimate attention, eroding a part of the brain that regulates impulse control. The more you check email, the more you have to check it, as any smartphone user knows.

Unbounded email is also a major stressor, playing to one of the main triggers of fight-or-flight chemicals, the perception that you are overwhelmed and can't cope. Chronic interruptions reduce productivity and cause twice the amount of errors, because they undermine attention, moving it from the top floors of the brain to the lower rote realms.

Get Back to Productivity

Take charge of information overload with our "Control Email Overload" training or by enrolling in our course, "Managing Email Overload." We have great tools available to manage information and prevent unbounded email chaos.

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Email Overload Programs

 

Spay and Neuter the Electronic Rabbit

No matter what industry you're in, there's only one business many of us are really in these days—the clicking business—checking, sending, and receiving, and occasionally getting some work done. The average knowledge worker gets 133 emails a day and receives 77 instant messages. It's not sustainable. Email overload can cost up to $1 billion a year in lost productivity for large firms, according to a study at Intel. And it can increase stress and aggravation 105%.

Email is the electronic rabbit, multiplying at a pace that's not sustainable. It's time to spay and neuter.

The Cost of Email Overload

Email overload costsUnbounded email takes a big toll on productivity, personally and on company output. One Intel study found that the cost of lost productivity from email overload for large firms with more than 50,000 employees is $1 billion a year. That's billion with a B.

It doesn't have to be that way. With proven strategies developed by researchers and the best practices, you can get e-overload under control.

 

Email Management Training Programs and Courses

Enroll your team in our email management course, "Managing Email Overload," also available to individuals, or our training program, "How to Control Email Overload." Our programs provide actionable tools to reduce the amount of messaging and process email with a fraction of the usual parade of interruptions. 

Learn how to dramatically cut the number of interruptions from email

Get strategies to reduce the back-and-forth and endless volleys

Use practices proven by the research for the most productive email management

Cut the flood of messages, lower stress, and allow your organization to get a lot more done. Contact us for details on staff courses, dates, and rates. 

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The Email Overload Survival Kit

 

 

"The Email Overload Survival Kit" provides a taste of our email management courses and trainings. It gives you practical strategies to help cut the staggering volume of messages flooding offices today. Email proliferates like rabbits. Each email results in six messages, three going, three coming back. The average corporate user spends the equivalent of 100 days a year doing nothing but email. Think of the work you could get done if you got some of that time back.

 

"The Email Overload Survival Kit" guides you through the tools of the best email management. This 37-minute audio download arms you with the latest research to manage messaging. It dramatically improves productivity and reduces stress by allowing you to:

  • Reduce the volume of email, going out and incoming
     
  • Define the most productive email checking schedules
     
  • Set email rules and etiquette
     
  • Minimize interruptions, end disruptions

There’s light at the end of the in-box.