9 simple steps to get your email under control

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Despite the rise in popularity of texting and social networking, email is still the preferred way for many to communicate, especially with co-workers and business associates.

A recent study by the McKinsey Global Institute found that the average knowledge worker spends 28 percent of the work-week either writing, reading or responding to email. You probably know some colleagues who spend more than half of each day dealing with the influx.

A high volume of email can make you feel overwhelmed and overloaded. And a cluttered inbox is a major productivity killer. Follow these 9 steps to tame the daily barrage.

Then, you can spend a few more hours a week not glued to a glowing screen - or perhaps glued to a glowing screen for a more entertaining reason.

Discover the 9 steps to controlling your email

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