On MPR the other morning, they had consultant and author Marilyn Paul talking about ways to spend less time in your inbox.
Her suggestion is to institute email subject line tags. You include these tags in your email subject line. Here are the one’s I remember:
- ty: thank you
- nrn: no reply necessary
- nbd: need response by date
More tips on increasing your effectiveness available in her book: It’s Hard to Make a Difference When You Can’t Find Your Keys.