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18 Jan

Thank you, MSD!

Datum: 2023-01-18 10:40
Collage of two images; a banner saying "MSD Sweden Company Day" and a man in brown jacket giving a talk from a purple tinted stage.

Does the inbox real­ly have to be emp­ty?” was one of the ques­tions I got yes­ter­day when I gave a talk for MSD’s all employ­ees in Sweden.

A sign of efficiency

No, the mail inbox does not real­ly have to be kept emp­ty, but if you reach zero inbox” every once in a while, that is a sign that you have a sys­tem­at­ic and work­ing way of han­dling your emails. 

You do not read the same email many times, you do not mark an email as unread again, you do not let emails remain in the inbox await­ing some unde­fined moment in the future, you cre­ate a to-do task when an email means that you have to do some­thing that you do not do immediately.

You escape hav­ing a grow­ing, unclear email pile tow­er­ing over you.

A hap­pi­ness-induc­ing habit

The eufo­ria — the vic­to­ry! — you feel when the inbox is emp­tied from time to time is a bonus. And, a short burst of hap­pi­ness does­n’t hurt on an ordi­nary Thurs­day, if you ask me.

Thank you, MSD, for the oppor­tu­ni­ty! Good luck with your struc­tur­ing efforts. Email me when you have reached chap­ter 10 in the struc­ture book, as I will send you some­thing extra!

A glimpse from my talk

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The talk I gave was "Get super structured" and I would happily give it to you and your colleagues as well.

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