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Information Pollution And Getting Things Done

I came across this old post by Nielsen on business email and information pollution. Well worth (another) read. His six points:
  • Don't check your email all the time.
  • Don't use "reply to all" when responding to email.
  • Write informative subject lines for your email messages.
  • Create a special email address for personal messages and newsletters.
  • Write short.
  • Avoid IM.
On the cost of interruptions in a knowledge worker's day:
A one-minute interruption of your colleagues will cost them ten minutes of productivity as they reestablish their mental context and get back into "flow."

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