You’re wasting up to 17 hours per week on unimportant emails

Monica Torres at The Ladders reports that we’re spending up to a third of our working time dealing with pointless emails and most people just automatically deal with the latest thing in their inbox, rather than being selective.

Despite an increasing number of us signing up to Slack, Basecamp and other collaboration technologies – email is still predicted to be the preferred channel for business communication for a while.

Monica’s gathered some expert advice on how to reclaim some of that time:

We waste 17 hours every week on pointless work email