In the first part of the this blog post, I discussed the very real and growing problems that are a result pf the increasing volume of email. In this post, I will tell outline the simple process that I use to empty my email box each week.
The important thing to remember is that there is not one method that will work for everyone. The way you use email for your work is a function of many things including your job function, your colleagues, your managers and customers or clients, therefore, the solution for emptying your email box on a regular basis will vary.
This is how I approach the task. Continue reading
In her Wall Street Journal Online article, Reverse Mentoring Cracks Workplace, Leslie Kwoh writes about “reverse mentoring” whereby older, more experienced employees are paired with younger employees who serve as their mentors. This approach can be especially helpful to teach older employees about the latest technology such as Skype and iPhone apps and popular social media tools such as Facebook or Twitter. The article cites several Fortune 500 companies that have successfully implemented reverse mentoring programs including GE, Ogilvy & Mather, Hewlett-Packard Co., Cisco Systems Inc. Continue reading
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