Handling the post holiday Inbox

Today is my first day back in the office after a fortnight on holiday in Israel. Over the next few days I’ll write some blog entries regarding some Digital Media stuff that’s going on over there.

In the meantime, I had the dreaded return-from-holiday-and-see-the-massive-Inbox nightmare that awaits everyone these days. There are a number of strategies to handle the hundreds of emails, but my personal favourite was from a brave lawyer at a previous employer.

On the morning after the Xmas break and his summer holiday, he would simply delete all the emails in his inbox. His theory was that people would see his ‘Out of office’ automatic response during these breaks, and would contact him again on his return.

A brilliant idea that I have passed on to several people.

Did I do it? Nope, I’m just not that brave!

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