How to Organize Email After Vacation
- Sort by subject.
Delete every email except the newest, begin at the bottom and start reading. I like to jot down notes along the way of any questions I have. often they are answered as the email thread goes along.
- Sort by person.
Scan by name and start with the most important person first, whether that be your boss, your boss's boss or most likely, your most important client.
- Use the phone.
Call or flag down your boss and ask "Before I go through my Inbox, is there anything urgent I should start with?" Chances are the most pressing issue the first day you were out on vacation is not as pressing on your return.
- Re-think your inbox.
Take a good, long look at how you organize your emails. After returning from vacation and being out of your inbox, a fresh set of eyes might be able to figure out a better organizing scheme.
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