Delegate and Track Emails and Tasks

Delegation is the process of assigning responsibility and authority to someone in order to complete a task while the assignor retains ultimate responsibility for its success. Why is Delegation Important? Delegation is important because first and foremost it improves efficiency. It allows work to be transferred to people whose skills are a better match for … 

 

How to Use FLOW-e from Feed to Task Board

What is the feed for? The feed represents the entry point of all of your email communication. It is a list format to which incoming emails get added. To navigate the feed of chronologically organized email communication, you’re used to scrolling through to go back in time. The email feed updates in real time and … 

 

The Visual Email Workflow of FLOW-e

What is Email Workflow? The email workflow is a set of sections where various types of work (emails, tasks, etc.) are logged and tracked. The goals of the email workflow are to: Visualize the amount of work you have. Help you manage the flow of your work in such a way that you achieve a smooth … 

 

What is Lean Email?

Think process is boring? Think again. A Lean email process can actually save your inbox. It has the potential to keep you on the ball when it comes to incoming messages and the actionable work items that come flooding in along with them. As students of Lean and power users of email, we couldn’t help … 

 

NYT Bestselling Author Brigid Schulte on How to Master Email

Another week, another inbox hero! Have you met Brigid Schulte before? Maybe you’ve read her book “Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time” or seen it on the New York Times list of bestsellers? If you haven’t caught up with her yet, we should lead by saying that Brigid has dedicated … 

 

Inbox Hero: Executive Coach Ellen Goldman’s Tips to Manage Email

During the making of FLOW-e, our team is getting familiar with humanity’s current problems with the inbox so we can tackle them head on. We decided to delve a little deeper into the sentiment of “drowning in email” and what major media outlets had already published on the topic. Do people actually feel that way? … 

 

Email Management 101 from People Who Get 100+ Emails

When it comes to email management, everyone has a slightly different approach to what it means to do it right. With 5 billion active email accounts sending millions of messages a day back and forth, the best practices associated with the email inbox are many and varied. Email management, as a series of tactics and … 

 

Daily Timeline Embedded in Your Email Inbox

You only have so many hours in a day, so use them wisely. We may never truly know how Elon Musk does it, running three hugely ambitious companies at the same time, but we bet he has developed a stellar way of sorting his email inbox and tracking his time. We imagine a colour coded … 

 

The Essentials of the Visual Email Workflow

Imagine asking a busy teammate whether they would prefer to see something or read something. What do you think they would say? The answer is intuitive – a picture is worth a thousand words. A person’s brain is hardwired to recognize and make sense of visual information more efficiently. In fact, according to research from … 

 

Seamless Inbox Task Management with To-Dos

Happy teams are alike in their habits of tracking communication. Seemingly, the most traceable communication medium of all is e-mail. Sent messages arrive in writing and never disappear from the searchable inbox unless you explicitly say so. This positions e-mail uniquely. Email messages appear more concrete than chats and post-its and simultaneously familiar enough to …