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 […]

Effective Email Management: Prioritizing Email Using the Eisenhower/Covey Quadrant

Effective Email Management:Prioritizing Email Using the Eisenhower/Covey Quadrant  by Michael Hoffman Working by priority and then by urgency, using the Eisenhower or Stephen Covey quadrant method, is the best way to manage your email because it helps you focus on the most important and urgent tasks first. This method is based on the idea that tasks […]

If You Like GTD, You’ll Love LM

If You Like GTD, You’ll Love LM by Michael Hoffman   If you are a fan of the methodology espoused by David Allen in his book “Getting Things Done” (GTD), you may find that you will appreciate the approach and functionality of LeanMail (LM). GTD is a system for managing tasks and projects that emphasizes the […]