Category Archives: Managing Email

From Outlook to Gmail in Ten Minutes

As the districts we serve move from Outlook to Gmail, we spend plenty of time in face-to-face workshops.  Time is a challenge for some, but that never slows down the migration schedule from one system to another.  Fortunately, nearly everyone has used email … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for the 2012-13 School Year!

Upon returning to work in September, all staff will immediately notice the district’s new email system.  After a year of preparation, we will move from Outlook to Gmail, which allows us to chat, video chat, and eliminates the need to … Continue reading

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Time Management and Email

For many, email now consumes a significant amount of the work day, and the one common thread I hear as I meet with individuals inside and outside of our district is that there no longer seems to be enough time … Continue reading

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Five or Fewer: Why I Use Brief Email Responses

The Problem Reading and responding to email takes up a lot of time but is organizationally vital. The Solution “Five or Fewer” is my effort to reply to all email responses–regardless of recipient or subject– in five or fewer sentences. … Continue reading

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Managing Email

Many of us suffer from email overload, and the time spent creating and responding to email takes away from other important tasks. I have decided to create a Managing Email category, and will add to that as observe best practices … Continue reading

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