Interruptions cause the biggest lost of productivity, making you feel stressed and frustrated about not getting anything done.
If you get and send total 100 e-mails/day = 24,000 a year. If you take an average 2 minutes to read and respond to each e-mail that totals 100 work day per year.
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So you start going through them, one by one, answering some of them, skipping others. I’ll get back to those later, you think. No time to read everything now, just the important stuff, right?
Hi, I am Frumi Rachel Barr, business advisor and executive coach. Over the last decade, I have noticed a big shift what my clients talk about. My overwhelmed executive clients are drowning in e-mail, feeling less and less efficient and productive.
These days, business people check their e-mail on average 50 times a day and instant message 77 times a day. If that weren’t enough, add to that the rise of texting all day long and this is all adding up to a lot of time, much of it completely wasted.
If you checked your e-mail 100 times a day, and spent 2 minutes on each email, that’s 100 days a year that you are spending on e-mail alone!
Even if you cut it to 1 minute per e-mail, that still adds up to 50 days- days that you could be spending time with your family, taking a vacation, educating yourself, or just catching up on your favorite TV series!
Our coaching initiative with Frumi has made a quantifiable difference to the performance of our regional directors and district managers. The program continues to be successful as a retention and attraction strategy for superior talent.
Frumi has a way of framing the obvious in extraordinary, life changing ways. She has done it for meon numerous occasions.
So much of our e-mail and other information arrives as an interruption; uninvited, unexpected and burdening us with tasks and expectations that we have not even been able to negotiate!
As a result, we now work in a constant state of multi-tasking, trying to balance high priority work with a constant flow of new inputs in what is often a noisy and harried environment.
Most people are failing to use the capabilities in Outlook, Gmail, or any other e-mail program that can help them regain control through more effective e-mail management.
You want to spend less time on e-mail and be more productive and effective. At the end of the day you need to feel like you accomplished what was most important to you and not distracted by e-mail.
The fact of the matter is, you should be able to spend LESS time on e-mail and be MORE effective and productive.
As you do, you’ll see your productivity increase, and have more time left over at the end of the day- every day.
Even better, you’ll start and end work with much more energy than before- to handle the important work, and to spend more time with your family and friends.
That should be the goal of every executive or entrepreneur- to be in control of their work instead of letting their work control them. Ultimately, it is about taking control of your life.
Even so, I decided to do a completely confidential survey where executives could… Read more…