Emails act as a double-edged sword at work with the ability to both increase and decrease productivity. Too much email can distract you from completing your work. When you are consistently checking your inbox and providing quick replies, you may find it difficult to focus on and complete other tasks. With your inbox so often pulling your attention away from other projects, it forces you to consistently shift your attention and then you pay the penalty as it diminishes your productivity. We’ve got a few tips today to help make email your friend and not your foe.
Instead, walk up to the person, speak pleasantly, and pick the most appropriate of the conversation-starters below.