Tips for a Tidy Inbox

How to Beat the Email Blues

Feb 5 2018 read

For many of you, a typical working day can often feel frustratingly repetitive: you arrive at work, check your inbox and calendar, get pulled into a meeting, reply to urgent emails, get roped into another meeting… It’s a never-ending, vicious cycle and one that distracts you from doing real work. In fact, it's the time you spend in your inbox that’s really burning a hole in your day and making you far more stressed by the end of it!

Here are four ways that you can reduce email-related anxiety with a client work management platform like Accelo:

1. Eliminate Ongoing Threads

Create a shared inbox for everyone on your team to access and work out of in real-time. This will boost company-wide transparency so that you no longer need to send various email requests or get CC’d on endless threads just to find out the status of a certain project or get the client information you need. What’s even better than this? You’ll be able to connect your platform to various email accounts so that you no longer need to communicate via different alias’ or constantly be checking separate accounts.

2. Avoid Double-Up

With a Team Inbox that archives and stores all of your client-related communication in one place, you’ll always have access to the information you need literally at your fingertips. You’ll be able to find old emails through a global search in your inbox so that no message is ever left unanswered - especially if a team member leaves the company or if you’re too busy to respond.

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This also means that everyone on your team is on the same page when it comes to a particular client relationship, and you don’t have to risk looking unprofessional when an email gets lost among all the clutter!

3. Drive Revenue

Opening your inbox after a relaxing weekend is something many professionals are reluctant to do - but not if you’re making money by doing it, right? With a client work management platform, you’ll be able to keep track of every minute you spend in your inbox with an automatic time tracking feature that captures every second you spend responding to clients or opening requests and converts them into billable hours. That way, you’ll be able to make more money simply by sifting through your mail.

4. Be Mindful

The easiest way to reduce email-related stress is to simply avoid your inbox. Obviously, you can’t do this altogether, but simple tricks like deactivating pop-up alerts or not checking your inbox for at least 30 minutes at a time will prevent you from feeling overwhelmed. 

If you’re ready to conquer your overflowing inbox and get back to doing the work you love, click here to start your free trial of Accelo today! Or, to find out exactly how much unbilled emails are costing you, check this out.

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