Do you have 800 unread messages in your mobile inbox? Don't let untamed stress on your mobile email cramp your productivity!
Local Levo Charlotte offered access to a free online workshop to help young professionals master their mobile email. Carson Tate, author and Managing Partner of Working Simply, shared her strategies to tame the wildest inbox.
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Be Mobile, Be Smart
Learn Strategies to Manage Email on Your Mobile Device
Guest Post By: Carson Tate
It’s 3:09pm. Hungry, restless, maybe just done for the day. You’re in desperate need of a break from meetings, conference calls, you name it. So, you decide to check your email on your mobile device. That innocent need to keep your inbox under control is plagued by the thought of the time it to read the emails. Then to respond to, file, organize, or maybe just remember not to forget to do it all when you’ve got more time. It’s a lot to think about.
I get it.
On Tuesday, July 22 at 7:30pm with Local Levo Charlotte Leader Caitlin Sellers via Google Hang Out on Air, I'll be sharing my go-to strategies for your relationship with email on mobile. As a productivity expert, I travel the country regularly, working with thousands of clients to eradicate the ‘busyness’ epidemic. And your mobile device’s inbox - or inboxes? It’s/they’re part of that epidemic. Let’s get it under control.
To get started, there are five quick things I want you to think about when it comes to how you manage your email on your mobile device.
1. Why do we care so much about email on our phones?
As much as we like to think it’s about work or deadlines or staying on top of things, it’s really about connecting with people. Your email on your phone allows you to maintain connectivity to not only your work, but also your friends, your family, your life.
2. How often do you reply to an email on your mobile and then not manage anywhere else?
I do not recommend managing email on your mobile device as your primary email management strategy. You have limited functionality on a mobile device that is ideal for quick responses, urgent requests, or acknowledgements of receipt. You should always follow up with either a phone call or longer email to handle or resolve the urgent request.
3. What’s your personal email management strategy?
Managing email on mobile should be part of your personal, larger email management strategy. It is one piece of the email strategy puzzle that allows you to maintain connectivity from almost anywhere in the world, allowing you to work from virtually anywhere – which is a blessing and a curse. So, how are you designing your email management strategy around your life, your work, your brain, and your productivity style?
4. What’s possible for you, your work, your life when you manage your email on mobile?
If used well, it will also decrease the amount of time you spend overall managing your email. You’ll have more time to spend doing something you love to do.
5. How can I implement one quick tip to manage email on my mobile starting now?
Read the email then act on it. Re-reading your messages wastes significant amounts of time. If the action required takes longer than 2-3 minutes, create a folder labeled EMAIL TASKS and move the message to this folder. When you are back at your computer, open this folder first in your email application and execute on these items.
I want you to be smart, efficient, organized, connected, and productive – to build a career and life you love. I also want you to figure out what works for you, your email, your time. So, come learn more; I’m sharing more tips, strategies, and tools on July 22. Can’t wait to connect with you.
Carson Tate, MS O.D. is Founder and Principal of Working Simply. Her mission is partnering with clients to bring productivity with passion back to the workplace. She focuses on tailoring proven methods of improving employee productivity, engagement and overall time investment to her clients unique needs. Carson also serves as a consultant, coach and trainer to executives at Fortune 500 companies including Deloitte, Wells Fargo and Coca-Cola Consolidated Bottling Company. As creator of the Working Smarter, Not Harder™ productivity program, she delivers customized solutions that achieve meaningful business results for her clients.
She is a nationally renowned expert on workplace productivity, whose views have been included in top-tier business media including Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Fast Company, The New York Times and more. Her first book will be published in January 2015 by Portfolio, a division of Penguin.
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Levo League (Levo) is the largest and fastest-‐growing movement of Gen Y women in the workplace. “Levo,” meaning to smooth, polish, or otherwise improve, is the Latin root of the word “elevate,” and reflects the company’s mission to elevate the careers of its members. Launched in 2012 by Co-‐Founders Caroline Ghosn and Amanda Pouchot, Levo leverages technology to scale career success for professional women around the world. Levo offers users the opportunity to pursue the best job opportunities available, master new skills, and connect with a growing global network of both peers and mentors to accelerate their career success. Members gain direct access to mentors and peers both online and through Local Levo Chapters across the globe, an online job board, and rich skill-‐building content and curriculum.