The stats in this recent article from Forbes are frightening. With the average office worker spending in excess of two and a half hours a day reading and replying to emails, no wonder I frequently mutter the phrase "there just aren't enough hours in the day''.
There are a couple of handy hints and tips in this article if you want to reduce time spent staring at your email inbox. I for one could save valuable time if I were to read an email once, reply on the spot and then move on, rather than coming back to an email, wasting time re-reading it and then sending a reply. Without doubt, by implementing some, or even just one of these tips, I could drastically reduce time spent on emails, freeing up time for more meaningful tasks.
Email is a constant distraction that prevents us from engaging in proper, meaningful thinking. Lightening your email load allows you to get stuck into important work.