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The Wrong Way To Use E-mail
May 14, 2011 – 10:08 am | No Comment
The Wrong Way To Use E-mail

My epiphany about email overload came in 1999 while working at BT (the UK’s incumbent phone company). I was in my mid-thirties, stuck my head above the parapet in the midst of a very political …

E-mail Overload
May 10, 2011 – 7:46 pm | No Comment
E-mail Overload

One of the largest companies creating products to help power the internet…and therefore email…is a long-time client. Unfortunately, their employees and partners seem to have embraced email too much. Multiple contacts told me (some sheepishly, …

IM Distracts
May 8, 2011 – 5:44 pm | No Comment
IM Distracts

Instant messaging (both work and personal), email, etc. supply a constant stream of interruptions that disrupt my focus and prevent me from spending large, contiguous blocks of productive time on tasks at hand.
I’ve started signing …

Stay Focused!
May 5, 2011 – 9:04 am | No Comment
Stay Focused!

I get to work and turn off my IM, and sometimes email notification. I work through my tasks and do not let outside interruptions distract me. If I check one email before my designated email …

Focusing On The Flow Of Information
May 3, 2011 – 5:24 pm | No Comment
Focusing On The Flow Of Information

I usually don’t focus on one individual component but with the flow of people in and out of the office, the aspect of my program I am working changes. Typically start the day with responding …

Distractions: The Internet Is A Problem
April 28, 2011 – 6:51 pm | No Comment
Distractions: The Internet Is A Problem

I’m a writer, and a distracted one, so the internet is a problem.Especially because the internet lives right in the same box that I rely on to do my writing. It is a feng shui …

Overloaded By Forms
April 28, 2011 – 11:20 am | No Comment
Overloaded By Forms

Recently I worked in the subscription office for a well known and highly respected Off-Broadway theatre company. Like most midsized Off-Broadway and regional theatre companies they rely mainly on fundraising and season subscriptions for revenue. …

A Desire To Know Everything
April 22, 2011 – 5:48 pm | No Comment
A Desire To Know Everything

My biggest external problem comes from e-mail — the number of people who have put me on their mailing lists even though (a) I have no interest in the information and (b) they have very …

Paper high, morale low
April 20, 2011 – 5:20 pm | No Comment
Paper high, morale low

This is a story with a moral.  The story comes from 15 years ago, when we were still using paper for a lot of information; but the moral remains valid in this age of email …

More Information Than I Can Consume
April 15, 2011 – 7:03 pm | No Comment
More Information Than I Can Consume

There is more information than I can consume so it can be difficult to know if I am paying the right attention to the right information at any time. The main concern is am I …