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Seven easy ways to fight email overload

A digital user-experience expert offers a few tricks to let you stop wasting your time on your inbox. 

The average professional spends half her working day on email. She’s constantly tethered to her smartphone, responding to short bursts of communication, and creating email overload.

As an expert in digital-user experience, I have whittled down a list of email best practices that can help you and your team start a revolution, reduce dependence on email, and stop wasting time – today.

1. Make sure email is the right communication option.

Not all communication is appropriate for email. Segment your personal communications by interactions that are right for email versus phone versus in-person meetings. Adopt a company-wide policy, and don’t allow email to become the default communication mode. A great first policy: Don’t start discussions via email. It takes significantly more time to compose a point and then debate it on email than to have an in-person conversation.

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