Office workers spend way too much time on checking and answering emails - more than a quarter of an average work week, according to McKinsey. Freelancers can have it worse because we tend to treat our inbox like a lottery basket which contains opportunities to get rich (or chances to pay the bill this month).
What’s your story? Are there days when you seem to spend it all on responding and sending emails? Do you reach for your smartphone to open a mail app whenever you have three minutes to spare, waiting for your coffee or boarding the train? Is your inbox the first thing and the last thing you look at on a weekday?
If the answers are all yes, you have a problem which is draining your time, energy and productivity. Check out the infographic for tips to better manage emails and take your time back.