(work related email that is)
If you want to be known as someone accountable, dependable and on top of their email game.
You get an email and you either:
a) deal with it (ie: do it, delete it, reply to it)
b) you acknowledge it with a time frame as to when you’ll get it done and you put some sort of reminder in place (whether it’s a diary task, putting the email into a folder, a manual note – whatever works) so that you stay accountable to that time frame.
You do not…
a) read email
b) re-read email later on
c) re-read email and stress about not having done it yet
d) accidentally file email into a “to do” folder and forget it
e) keep the email without acknowledging it to the person you got it from
f) re-read the email (again)