Do you ever have days where your work is driven by your email inbox, where you’re constantly replying to emails – barring the odd meeting or a hurried lunch at your desk? With the average office worker receiving around 70 emails a day, it’s no surprise that the pressure of arriving emails encourages focus on your inbox.
But letting yourself be driven by your inbox isn’t without it costs. Stated simply, your inbox doesn’t do strategy.
In a guest article I recently wrote for Training Journal, I’ve provided ideas for avoiding the false urgency of a constantly pinging email inbox into a far more strategic and productive working experience.
Your inbox may not do strategy, but you certainly can.