In this video, Dr. Melissa Gratias reads an excerpt from her book, ‘Conquer Your Email Today…because there is no tomorrow‘. Are you sending out too many emails? Listen to Dr. Gratias as she expands on her concept of how patience can be a valuable tool in your email management efforts.
Excerpt from, ‘Conquer Your Email Today…because there is no tomorrow‘
One of the most effective, and little-used, email reduction techniques is patience. Most of the time, a single daily or weekly status report that summarizes recent decisions and actions can replace tens or even hundreds of email messages sent and received. This status report email can be saved as a draft, added to over time and sent when the stockpiled questions and updates reach a critical mass. If everything in your work feels urgent and worthy of its own, in-the-moment, email, you may want to consult with your boss or colleagues to find out if your perceptions of what constitutes an emergency match their beliefs.
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Dr. Melissa Gratias (pronounced "Gracious") is a work psychologist who helps overwhelmed and underappreciated businesspeople be more focused and effective. Since 2007, thousands of people have graduated with honors from her onsite sessions, distance coaching, productivity seminars, and corporate consulting projects. Based in Savannah, Georgia, Melissa is available for nationwide consulting and speaking engagements. Contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 912-417-2505. Sign up for her free monthly e-newsletter or visit her website, melissagratias.com.