However, as you should know, I don't put stuff up here without adding some personal slant to it, so I suggest the five rules could be re-written as a few simple words that Dovetail (Alliterate).
So, Five Rules for your Email InBox:
- Do (Action)
- Defer (Adjourn)
- Delegate (Allocate)
- Direct (Answer)
- Delete (Avoid)
All your email drops into one of those five categories. Empty Inbox. Clean Mind. But still a big old tasklist.