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Email in real life
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Have you ever experienced an empty inbox? Here’s how
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 8
Email is not the problem. Lack of agreement on how to use it is.
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 13
Why your late night emails are hurting your team (from Harvard Business Review)
Mon, Mar 23rd 2015 10
Moving from Outlook to Lotus Notes (or vice versa)? It might not actually matter, and here’s why
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 8
Why you don’t have time to save time
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Email in real life
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 148
Don’t "like" this post
Wed, Apr 8th 2015 25
Email is not the problem. Lack of agreement on how to use it is.
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 13
My 3rd step to close out the year: Get inspired with your creative ideas
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How I make smarter choices and feel better about how I use my time
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Ramp up your workspeed with the most powerful key on your keyboard
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The most critical habit for a smashing new year: the Weekly Review
Wed, Jan 7th 2015 11
How to instantly create new To Do’s, Emails, and Calendar entries from anywhere within Notes
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 11
Why your late night emails are hurting your team (from Harvard Business Review)
Mon, Mar 23rd 2015 10
My 4 steps to close out the year - #2: Review your future conversations
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Email in real life
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 6:55p   Nathan Paul
Originally posted on Notes On Productivity
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Don’t "like" this post
Wed, Apr 8th 2015 2:56p   Eric Mack
A few days ago, I was talking to my Robotics students about the posts made in our Facebook group. I didn't want to come across as the old guy bashing social media, but I told them I was surprised at how little discussion was actually taking place online. Students would post, but usually others would only respond by "liking." If my students were only posting cat videos, I wouldn't have a problem with this, but most of the posts were meant to start discussion or get feedback. For these kin
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Have you ever experienced an empty inbox? Here’s how
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 7:12p   Nathan Paul
In an hour, I went from about 120 emails (in five inboxes) to 0. For the first time in months, I saw this: This felt so good to achieve. If you've never experienced this, it's hard to understand -- it just feels so clean and complete. Can you imagine that being your inbox (even if you don't use an iPhone)? Here's how I did it. As I looked at each email, one at a time, I chose what to: Defer - If it was something I was committed to do, but would take more than 2 minut
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Email is not the problem. Lack of agreement on how to use it is.
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 7:44p   Eric Mack
I've been working with electronic messaging (email, etc.) in one form or another for over 30 years. Back in 1992, I (successfully) sold a server-software product that promised to help people deal with the "flood" of 40 emails a day! Much of my executive coaching business has revolved around helping professionals manage their email (many receive up to 400 a day). I've had a front-row seat to the rise of email along the whole way. For many people, it's grown into a monstrous beast. A coup
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Why your late night emails are hurting your team (from Harvard Business Review)
Mon, Mar 23rd 2015 3:15p   Eric Mack
This article points out a very important truth that seems to be slowly gaining recognition in the business world: resting is an important part of producing. HBR uses the topic of late-night emails to dive into the issue of how we work when our work is always accessible. I remember professionals of my father's generation grumbling that work could reach them at home by phone -- and the issue has grown exponentially since then. The real problem is not the means of communication, but how a
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Moving from Outlook to Lotus Notes (or vice versa)? It might not actually matter, and here’s why
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 2:33p   Eric Mack
The other day, I came across a blog post from a long-time Notes/Domino application developer. A "decent number of users" at his workplace are about to be migrated from Outlook to Notes 9. Why would this ever happen, since so many people seem like Outlook better than Notes? Does the migration even matter? Honestly, I don't think these switches matter nearly as much as many people think they do (Microsoft's drum-beating notwithstanding). Here's why: many companies have migrated to Outl
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Why you don’t have time to save time
Thu, Mar 12th 2015 3:32p   Eric Mack
It's because you're working like it's still the Industrial Age, not like it's 2015. In other words, you're using an outdated definition of what it means to be productive: Productivity Noun [obsolete] 1. The process of producing more output with less input: "working harder." [modern] 2. The art of accomplishing more with less time and less energy, achieved by learning new ways of doing things. Which one would you rather use? Getting re-define
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GTD: How to prevent an overload of "due today"
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 8:00p   Nathan Paul
[Today's post comes from Nathan Paul of the eProductivity Team] After learning David Allen's Getting Things Done from Eric Mack for a year, I had a problem: on any given day, I had way more things marked as "due" than I could possibly get done. I dealt with it by taking all my incomplete items at the end of each day and changing the due date to the next day -- you can imagine how well that worked out. ...times 20, but better-defined This continued until I realized som
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The most useful view in IBM Lotus Notes that you’re not using
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 7:46p   Eric Mack
The Workspace is a view that shows all of your IBM Notes apps and databases -- Mail, Notebook, Contacts, and much more -- like so: I've been astonished to find that many Notes users don't have access to the Workspace by default. Most of my life life in Notes is lived out of this view, and I can't imagine working without it. (By the way, it sure looks like one of the smartphone manufacturers in Cupertino has copied this same tile-style interface in their shiny, cool "i" devices
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Three steps to use Bookmarks in IBM Lotus Notes
Thu, Mar 5th 2015 6:15p   Eric Mack
I've coached a lot of Lotus Notes users, and hardly any of them even knew that Notes has bookmarks! Maybe because it's hidden under a really weird name, as you'll see below. 1. Turn on bookmarks To do this, open the "View" menu and select "Dock the Open List." I know that doesn't make any sense, but I just deliver the mail. 2. Create new bookmarks In addition to the default bookmarks, you can create your own. To do that, just click the tab you want to bookmark, hold d




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