Betty Liu, an executive at the New York Stock Exchange, once tried an experiment in which she didn’t check her email from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The experiment caused her to stay up late responding to the huge backlog of emails, and she abandoned it after one week.
She did pick up one good habit from the productivity experiment: keeping a to-do list of emails to send and writing them all at once.
The average office worker receives more than 100 emails a day, and replying to every one of them could easily waste hours of your day.
But when one entrepreneur tried a radical trick to reduce her email time and increase her productivity, she found it was just too hard of a habit to keep up.
Betty Liu, the executive vice chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, said that for one week in 2016, she refrained from checking her email between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
“It definitely helped, but it wasn’t as much the resounding success as I thought it would be,” Liu told Business Insider. “I think I felt there were moments if I wasn’t on email, something would have just turned out very bad. So I …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Strategy