Inboxes of 50 or more emails every morning are now commonplace, and probably another 50 or so coming in during the course of the day. So how does one deal with this volume? The answer is probably, "Not very well". So I am on the look out for advice.
As I have mentioned elsewhere in this diary, many of the emails are internal and for information only -- just copies. But I would not like to ditch them because some are very useful. One way I cope is by not opening emails as they arrive -- but then some people phone up and ask if you got their email sent an hour ago!
The strange thing is, that when I am not in the office for several days, such as now (I'm currently in Paraguay), the world doesn't stop even though fewer emails get sent.
Perhaps if I could add a 50p donation for receiving an email -- a bit like a mobile phone charge or SMS -- that would not only reduce the volume, but also boost the funds available for doing what we are set up to do. Ideas, feedback?