Based on recent research, there’s a good reason to be particular about the way you manage your email. Most people think it’s as easy as finding a single method and sticking to it, but that turns out to be a mistake. You need to change your techniques over time.
Professionals use a wide variety of methods, which explains why a few have empty Inboxes at least once per day. Others, however, are stuck looking at thousands of recycled messages every day. “What’s the best way, and why?” they quietly wonder, even as they pray that one day email will just go away, taking all their problems with it.
Of course, that’s just wishful thinking. We don’t realize that we must actively upgrade our methods to stay out of overwhelm. Here’s why.