Controlling Productivity

David Torne continued delving into the topic a few days later his Decalogue to die not drowned by email, making a series of interesting proposals, much more in the line of GTD, which undoubtedly can help alleviate the problem but that, in my opinion, they follow without actually attacking the real causes of the same and, thereforeIt does not solve it. Email is a useful tool, I think that we all agree on that. The problem is the abuse and misuse that makes email and that translates into that many people receive a huge amount of daily emails that consume much of their time, energy and attention. If misuse of email results in an excess of emails that we absorb and away from other more important things, the logical thing seems to not pay them more attention than strictly necessary in order to thus provide that attention to what really deserves it. As theory is well and in that line go Berto and David proposals. However, in practice, this approach does not just operate. Peter Arnell, New York describes an additional similar source. And not just of run because productivity problem control are not the post itself, nor that we receive many or few, or that are important, urgent or irrelevant.

The real problem is that every email is an open front, i.e. something about so you’ll have to make a decision sooner or later. The meaning potential of each email that you receive is what you intranquiliza and stressed. And if it is important? And if it is urgent? And if it is my boss who wants something for longer? An Inbox full of emails is a pump in power, something which can explode you at any moment. While you don’t know that it is really there, you will not forget about email, by many live filters you use. They will remain pending things that you want or don’t want, already have your attention, because you know they are there.