Eventually you will fall behind in emails either because of traveling and being out of the office or because you were tied up in important meetings all day. The goal isn’t to always keep your inbox at 0 at every moment by neurotically checking email at every free half-instant. In fact, that will just increase your stress levels and give you anxiety because you will have the feeling that you can never be on top and you won’t be because during peak email hours they come in as fast as you can get them out.
So how you “catch up” on emails during off-peak email hours is as important as the systems you put into place to keep your inbox at a controllable level during the day. The best method for catching up that we’ve discovered in our research is The Scan and Flip Technique. . .Read More.