Email - take back control and increase your productivity
What you'll learn
- Effective use of email
- Techniques you can use to improve email usage
- Getting to an empty Inbox every day
This course has been developed to let people take back control of their email, and other messages.
In todays busy world we are receiving more and more emails and messages. It’s often overwhelming.
We are working away and then an email or message arrived. By the time we’ve dealt with it we have lost a chunk of our work day and then struggle to get back to what we were doing.
This is killing our productivity. It’s killing our motivation. It’s encouraging us to be reactive rather than proactive.
This course is aimed at giving you some easy to use techniques that you can use to take back control of your Inbox. You don't need to spend money on software. You don't need to spend money on tools.
You do need to commit to the process.
Each step we'll add new techniques you can use. None of them are hard. None of them are difficult.
Each step is easy for you to add to your knowledge and skills.
Each step is something that anyone can do, whether you are a novice or an expert. Whether you love it or are scared by technology.
So join me and explore what you can do to take back control from email and boost your productivity.
After the first session you will be able to star getting your email under control.
Who this course is for:
- People who are frustrated by email
- People with large Inboxes they want to reduce
From the UK, and now based in Australia, I have over 20 years experience in IT and productivity.
I have worked in large businesses. These include Sainsburys Supermarkets (UK), Accenture, Myer (Australia) and IBM. I also have worked in small organisations, including not-for-profits. I have found that my techniques are of benefit in all types of organisations.
How I got into Productivity
My productivity journey began in 2007 when I moved into my first management role. I was struggling. I was trying to do everything myself. There was very little planning and working in an effective way. I was reacting to everything and jumping from one burning issue to another. There was little help from my employer, the expectation was that I would know how to manage.
My stress levels were now running very high. I was tired and grumpy all the time. I had no work-life balance. Everything was work, work, work.
I knew I needed to do something, but did not know what to do, let alone how to start.
I started to search the internet for productivity resources. It was surprising to see the number of posts from people with the same issues as me.
This led me to the book Getting Things Done by David Allen. This book guided me through the first steps in getting my life under control.
I stopped being so reactive. I started to plan more, for myself and for my team. My stress levels started to drop. My team started delivering improved results, and often with a faster turnaround time.
Was this book the “fix-all”? No. Did it start me on the journey? Yes.
From here I was able to start tweaking the system to match my evolving needs. I read further books and articles, each of which allowed me to make more small changes to the way I was working. Every step reduced my stress levels, bringing my work and life further under control.