Do you open Outlook and check your email as soon as you sit down at your desk each day? If you do, you’re not alone. The average professional switches applications 30 times an hour to check or answer messages… and the effect on productivity can be staggering.
Outlook…Charm or Curse?
According to McKinsey Global Institute, reading and responding to emails accounts for about 28% of our total workweek. With the New Year just around the corner, we’re dedicating this newsletter to email. Our goal is to set some New Year’s Resolutions to make the most of this wonderful tool… and minimize it’s impact on our work product, stress levels, and lives. By limiting the amount of times you check your messages during the work day, you can improve productivity and reduce stress.