Being an organizational psychologist does not necessarily make one organized, but it’s true that organization systems can increase productivity, efficiency, and even happiness. I’m a particularly good organizer of email; colleagues often ask me for older documents or information because they know I can find it quickly. It’s become a bit of a point of pride for me to see how quickly I can locate a given piece of information. I’ve compiled a few of my top strategies for organizing email so that it’s easy to sort, find relevant information when you want it, and impress colleagues and friends with your incredible document-hunting powers.
Create folders that make sense for your work. I have an extensive series of folders in both my work and personal email accounts. For my work, my folders correspond to projects I’m working on. Continue reading The Art of Organizing Your Email: Declutter Your Inbox and Your Life