So to rephrase this number and its impact, consider this: Most professionals today receive over a hundred potentially-actionable emails every day. Given this, let's just say that Email Database the excitement about receiving email has probably subsided for most of us, right? Here are some ideas to help you reduce the overall number of emails that even show up in your in-box: Establish Email Database rules or 'policies.' In this case I'm not referring to 'email rules' that are set within your email management program. Rather, I recommend that you establish and discuss rules or "policies" in your company or organization.
For example, Out-of-office replies: Determine that these will be used Email Database sparingly, if at all. When people are going to be out of the office for about 30 minutes and they set up their email to send "I'm out of the office," my first thought is, 'You're not that Email Database important.' My second thought is, 'How many people are receiving this extra email for no reason?' If someone is going to be out of the country for a month, then maybe they need to send an "Out of office" reply. If many companies, agencies, or universities determined that the 'best practice' is NOT to broadcast "Out of office" replies.
It would almost halve the number of emails that were Email Database sent and received. Other related policies: Is it alright at your organization for people to send recipes, cartoons, YouTube clips? Is that something you think companies are paying people Email Database to do? Usually the answer is no, and an extraordinary amount of time, energy, and organization resources are spent on that. I think companies, schools, departments, and other work units need to talk about this to set a policy. It's not that you're putting a clamp on people, but it is acknowledging , "We're paying you to be here 3, 8, 9, 10 hours and this is not coffee klatch.