“Diamonds are forever. E-mail comes close.” ~ June Kronholz~
Everyone uses e-mail. Somedays we have so many e-mails that it is just hard to keep up. By completing a mental “triage” of your e-mail, you will be able to sift through all those e-mails, and yet still be productive.
- E-mails marked with “high importance” must first pass the “cry wolf” test. Keep in mind who the sender is and if the person is a frequent “high importance” sender, and then take into consideration about what the subject is about.
- Give points to high priority people, i.e. management team, DD Case Managers, Guardians, etc..
- Give points to high priortiy subjects, i.e. critical staff issues, health issues, etc.
- E-mails that have hard to read writing and colorful backgrounds can wait till later
- More than three e-mails about one topic requires a meeting or a phone call.
- It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on in North Dakota
- Beer and pretzels cannot be served together in any bar or restaurant in North Dakota