Decoding Information Overload. The Role of Influence and Intention

Decoding Information Overload.The Role of Influence and Intention.by Michael Hoffman Understanding information overload requires recognizing its core purpose: to influence ourselves and others. Central to this is the concept that influence is a key component of happiness. This drive for influence underpins technology too. Take Edison’s light bulb; its aim wasn’t just to light up […]

Recognizing the Real Problem with Email: A Future Perspective

Recognizing the Real Problem with Email by Michael Hoffman If you are a leader in an organization, it could be a good idea to read this article by Maura Thomson entitled: 5 ways email costs your company. The article explores the negative impact of email on productivity and offers strategies to mitigate its detrimental effects. […]

Why Reassessing How Teams Manage Email Is Much More Than Time Management

Why Reassessing How Teams Manage Email Is Much More Than Time Management by Michael Hoffman Our marketing team receives similar responses to this one on a daily basis. Thank you for your interest, but we recently received training and consultancy on ‘time management and the use of outlook’, so let’s not waste your time, thanks […]

Next Actions On Emails: Do The Math

Next Actions On Emails: Do The Math To Get The Huge Savings by Michael Hoffman Adding a next action and a deadline to emails that require further attention is an enormously productive time-saving strategy because it helps you plan and stay organized. When you receive an email that requires more time or information to respond […]

Embracing the Power of Limits: Debunking the Myth of Information Overload

Embracing the Power of Limits: Debunking the Myth of Information Overload by Michael Hoffman In my latest blog post, “Harnessing the Potential: Unveiling the Benefits of Setting Limits on Information Consumption,” I debunked the myth of information overload and emphasized the significance of establishing boundaries for our intake. Today, I will delve deeper into the […]

Mail Manager’s Research Reveals Poor Email Management Affects Business Productivity, Leading to Wasted Time and Reduced Visibility

Mail Manager’s Research Reveals Poor Email Management Affects Business Productivity, Leading to Wasted Time and Reduced Visibility by Michael Hoffman A recent report by Mail Manager has found that email is still the most widely used and important communication tool in the business world. However, the lack of proper email management has a significant impact on […]

The Benefits of Next Action and Due Date Columns in Managing Interrupted Work

The Benefits of Next Action and Due Date Columns in Managing Interrupted Work by Michael Hoffman Introduction Interruptions are a common occurrence in today’s work environment, with negative effects on productivity, stress levels, and quality of work. Numerous studies have been conducted on the effects of interruptions, leading to the development of various systems to help […]

Embrace The Lean Mindset Hour by Hour

Embrace The Lean Mindset Hour by Hour Empowering Teams for Success with LeanMail     by Michael Hoffman LeanMail can play a significant role in increasing acceptance of Lean principles by offering practical solutions and benefits that align with Lean methodologies. Here are ways LeanMail can contribute to increasing acceptance of Lean: Enhanced efficiency and productivity: LeanMail […]

Embracing the Power of Limits: Debunking the Myth of Information Overload

Embracing the Power of Limits: Debunking the Myth of Information Overload by Michael Hoffman Introduction I received an invitation to attend a meeting about information overload yesterday and it made me think: Why do we call it information overload instead of self-imposed inundation? In today’s fast-paced, digital age, we often find ourselves surrounded by a wealth […]

What Stops People from Managing Email Better? – Common Obstacles and Solutions

What Stops People from Managing Email Better? Common Obstacles and Solutions by Michael Hoffman Many people struggle with managing their email effectively. Despite the numerous strategies and tools available, email overload remains a common problem in today’s fast-paced work environment. So, what stops people from managing their email better? One of the main reasons why people […]

ChatGPT’s Suggestion For Fixing Email Will Blow Your Mind

ChatGPT’s Suggestion For Fixing Email Will Blow Your Mind by Michael Hoffman I asked ChatGPT how we should fix email.  Here’s what it said: Establish clear communication guidelines: Set expectations for email usage, response times, and when it’s more appropriate to use alternative communication channels. Encourage concise and clear writing: Emphasize the importance of brevity, clarity, […]