6 Reasons Why You Should Not Implement LeanMail In Your Organization

6 Reasons Why You Should Not Implement LeanMail In Your Organization  1. Email management solutions are basically digital paper shuffler. Myth: LeanMail probably organizes email and adds more bureaucracy to an already bureaucratic process. I have enough add-ins my kitchen drawer already.  Myth Buster: LeanMail is not an organizer — though it will help you become more organized.  It is a Lean-based […]

Become More Organized With Habit Change

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Is This You? Improving with Habit Change I’ve seen Hector (a local homeless person) wheeling his cart around Barcelona a few times. It’s massive. It must be extremely difficult to maneuver. One day I went up to him asked him if he really needed all of those things. He actually articulated an impressive defense. That’s […]

Why leaders are blind to the most important productivity opportunity of all

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Email is the leading cause of preventable productivity loss in organizations today. Forbes Magazine (2008) Employees spend 1 to 3 or more hours per day managing email at 40-60% of capacity.  That means they typically lose 30-60 minutes PER DAY.   Not some.  All — even the ones who believe they are extremely productive. That means […]

Inbox480 – My Personal Story – Part I

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It all started with a client. To begin with, his IT manager had told him that 92% of his incoming email was spam and was filtered out before it ever reached his inbox. So my client never saw more than ninety percent of his incoming volume. What my client found even more astonishing was that […]

Hey Mr. Sales Director, George Trachilis is NOT nuts. Are you nuts?

Hey Mr. Sales Director, George Trachilis is NOT nuts. Are you nuts? One of your prime objectives as a sales director is to get your teams out of their inbox and in front of the customer as much as possible. I’m not knocking the importance of email, I’m just saying that you probably see a […]

Is this you?

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I’ve seen Hector (not his real name) wheeling his cart around Barcelona a few times. It’s massive. It must be extremely difficult to maneuver. One day I went up to him asked him if he really needed all of those things. He actually articulated an impressive defense. Does that remind you of anyone you know? […]

Weird habit that saves my butt!

I have this weird habit, one might think. Before I click send on a mail that contains a document that I have attached, I open the document and check it one last time. Even if I have already gone through the document, or have just created it, I open it once it is attached to […]

Guest blog: Drop It Like It’s Hot, By Jesper Sommer

  Not so long ago, Sony Corp. in the US was hacked. I am sure you’ve heard about the case (it was eventually blamed on North Korea, though security experts are questioning that conclusion). My favorite tech-magazine has this interesting article on the subject: The importance of deleting old stuff, another lesson from the Sony attack […]

LeanMail Friday Video 12 – Don Tapscott – Getting Beyond E-mail

In this McKinsey interview, Don Tapscott describes how we get beyond e-mail to the new social platforms.  He focuses on the central and compelling point that you don’t leverage knowledge through containerization, but through collaboration.   Tapscott has authored or co-authored fourteen books on the application of technology in business and society. His 2006 book, […]

LeanMail V.3.1

LeanMail V.3.1 We are pleased to announce the release of version 3.1 of the Atrendia LeanMail add-ins for Outlook 2007 and 2010.   This new version has several significant improvements including: A “Read” button has been added in order to archive mails with the category *Read for mails that you want to read at some […]

10 Golden Rules of E-tiquette (there are many more, but these are our top ten)

10 Golden Rules of E-tiquette (there are many more, but these are our top ten)   1. Don’t use “??” or “!” or worse “!!!!”  – Unless followed by a :-).  It sounds like you are shouting. 2. People LOVE to see the line: “For your action:” followed by exactly what they are supposed to […]