Never Read an Email Twice: Introducing the "OHIO" Method
Which is why we should praise Fast Company for recommending the "OHIO" method when handling our emails:
That stands for "only handle it once"—a technique that's espoused by productivity expert Bob Pozen and practiced by Huge CEO and Fast Company contributor Aaron Shapiro.
"No 'I'll respond later' is allowed," Shapiro says. "Responding later means you take three times longer to get through your email than taking care of it the first time, because responding later means you have to waste time finding and rereading that email... or even worse, the time wasted reminding yourself over and over to get to that message."
This tactic requires more of an active mindset when using email, no more taking five minutes to mindlessly check your messages on your phone. It requires you to block out time and attack email aggressively, not putting off anything until later.
Read the entire Fast Company post here.