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How to Control the Email flood

This story from the New York Times says it all:

The onslaught of cellphone calls and e-mail and instant messages is fracturing attention spans and hurting productivity. It is a common complaint.

Email flood is effecting major companies. It is also effecting pastors and ministry leaders.

If you haven't yet heard of Inbox Zero, the fascinating idea from the guys at 43 Folders you need to check it out.

When I get an email I process it using five criteria. I follow 5 choices to every email, either Delete it, Delegate it, Respond to quickly, Defer it or Do it.

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