We are very excited to be a guest columnist for the latest issue of the Indiana Lawyer. On November 8, 2012 they featured our article entitled “Overwhelmed by email? Try changing your Outlook!”. Here is a preview of the article, be sure to click the link below to read the remainder of the article.
Just as many offices overflow with piles of paper, the Information Age has caused email inboxes to burst at the seams. It is easy to quickly feel overwhelmed by the amount of information piling up around us with listservs and emails from clients, courts, and colleagues because everyone feels compelled to keep us “in the loop.” Data retention policies often require us to keep these items, frequently leading to electronic hoarding tendencies. Overcoming this dilemma typically requires time and money, both of which are hard to part with on such a seemingly trivial issue. In reality, mastering email overload is a necessity and can begin with some simple Outlook changes.