5 Ways to Increase Email Productivity – Takeaways From Our Webinar With Boomerang

Posted May 3, 2016 by office

The average person spends over 2.5 hours on email and receives over 147 emails each day. All this translates to about 1/3 of your work week spent trying to manage and organize email and less time spent doing actual work. To kick off our partnership with Boomerang for Gmail, a top email productivity company, we hosted a webinar where MakeOffices members could learn data and research-backed productivity tips from the experts themselves.

During the webinar, Chris Cichon from Boomerang shared how you can save an hour a day through a few simple techniques. If you couldn’t make the webinar, here are five tips courtesy of Boomerang:

  1. Less is more. By turning off email notifications and checking your email less frequently, you can reduce the time spent managing your inbox by 20%.
  2. Simple is best. Simplifying your emails to a third grade reading level can get you up to 14% more responses than emails written at a college level.
  3. Follow up. By following up on emails you haven’t gotten a response from, you can increase your response rate by up to 48%.
  4. Use templates. Save time by using email templates for emails you canned responses that can be personalized depending on who is receiving the messages.
  5. Search for it. Using a search function to find emails is 3x faster at finding a message than any other method. Click here for a Gmail cheat sheet of helpful search operators, and here for an Outlook cheat sheet.

These are just five of the many ways to save time during your workday, increase your productivity, and get more work done! Click here to see all of the helpful tips shared during the full Boomerang webinar.