We have already talked about the concept of Kanban in Email, why we think it’s brilliant and why you should be using it right now. If you are convinced and want to finally boost your productivity by turning your Email Inbox into a personal Kanban, this is a must-read for you!
We talk a lot about Kanban in our blog. A task management system consisting of multiple lanes in which tasks are organized and moved across, it was created originally to improve manufacturing efficiency.
Proven successful in the automotive industry, it has expanded to several other industries such as software development – with tools such as JIRA -, project management – with tools such as Trello – and even CRM, – with tools such as Pipedrive.
Why not applying such a strong and visual layout to your email inbox? After all, most emails require tasks and most tasks require emails. We are sharing today different ways to use Kanban boards in your email inbox.
Emails have been quite the same for a while. Almost every internet user has an account and knows how it works: a single list of emails sorted chronologically. Some folders and labels. Some bulk actions like archive, delete, send to folder. That’s all. And it has been like this for decades.
As businesses evolved, email has become much more than just a space for our messages. Many times, email represent a business hub. However, the old and good traditional email layout has become a hurdle for people productivity. It’s just not good enough. It’s not flexible enough.
There is a quite good solution for that: Kanban in Email. And here are some reasons why you should start doing it now.Continue reading »
Kanban helps you to visualize emails in a way that works for your brain. But, before I explain, let me provide some context. Setting meetings, checking new promos, receiving reminders, talking business and amenities… Nowadays we all seem to have tons of responsibilities in our hands. And most of them come as messages straight into our inboxes.
The result? Well, if you’re not organized enough: chaos.
And let’s be honest, it’s not that hard to get messy, just stop organizing for a while and suddenly things are unbearable. If you’re like me, it’s unpractical to work with all this clutter around you.
This is why, aiming to keep things organized, I always look for new methods, techniques and apps that help boost productivity while, at the same time, keep my inbox visually appealing.
Email is the most used communication tool today. However, managing email isn’t always easy. Have you ever felt stressed out about receiving too many emails? Right, you are not the only one.
As it is with anything we use constantly, when not well managed, emails get messy and it gets hard to find the information you want, stressing you out, and here we go again.
And while you consume hours and hours of your day to get your messy Inbox on track, more emails are coming in. And then you start feeling guilty if you’re not answering your messages. Ok, let’s cool down. Continue reading »
As with almost everything you use on a daily basis, emails get quite messy when you don’t organize them, especially if you want to organize Gmail. Although many people struggle every day, others have learned tricks on how to optimize time and keep things organized. This is what I want to share with you all today.
In our business lives, regardless of the nature of our tasks, most of the time they start and end as emails. However, although Emails and tasks work so close to each other, there are a lot of articles online advising people to stop using email as a To Do list. Today, I will share the reasons why I use my Inbox and a task manager and why I believe people should do the same. Continue reading »
Technology is rapidly changing the way people communicate and do business. Email has been losing space to other communication tools such as social media and instant message apps, and will only keep its position as the leading business communication channel if it evolves.
The Inbox of the future will be collaborative, “all-in-one” and more flexible and customizable. Here’s how. Continue reading »