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Sunday
May142017

Here's why senior executives struggle with information overload more than ever before

What I've learnt from working with senior executives over the past decade is that they are often struggling to keep up with information and email overload more than any other level of staff in the organisation.

Amongst many drivers of this phenomenon is the advent of email. Prior to email, executives only had as much information as needed to make decisions and move the organisation forward. 

But these days, email makes executives more accessible to more people (internally and externally) than ever before. They receive a plethora of information and requests via email that they would never have received by phone or someone walking through their office door. 

As a result, executives are drowning in an avalanche of information and the time spent sifting and sorting this takes time, energy and focus away from higher level thinking and tasks, to the detriment of the organisation. Or worse, they find themselves playing catch after hours and on weekends, stealing time away from personal pursuits and family time.

This simple graphic shows the stark difference.

Saturday
May132017

Writing Email in Inverted Pyramid Structure vs Diamond Sequence

Saturday
May132017

This is why the 4D method for processing email is so important

Thursday
May112017

How quickly we took email for granted!

Wednesday
May102017

All set for a lunch n' learn in Melbourne CBD!

Here's apic of the room all set and ready for a lunch 'n learn session at one of Melbourne's leading investment houses in the centre of Melbourne. The topic was my flagship presentation of The WWW of Mastering Email Overload.