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As time management expert Jocelyn K. Glei explains, many people have a love-hate relationship with email, but can’t imagine business or socializing without it. The business world can’t function without email, but if you don’t have a proper handle on it – and most people don’t – you’re likely to find it difficult to work at peak efficiency and productivity. This manual warns that checking your email too frequently interferes with your productivity and your happiness. It also includes scripts that address common email problems. getAbstract applauds time management expert Jocelyn K. Glei’s sensible, practical guide to taming the email monster.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why email adversely affects productivity,
  • What strategies to use to manage your email and
  • How proper email etiquette helps you avoid costly mistakes.

About the Author

Jocelyn K. Glei is the author of three previous books on improving productivity and time management in the workplace. She was the founding editor of



The Electronic Hostage Taker

Email holds almost everyone hostage. Office employees check their email an average of 74 times a day and spend nearly 30% of their time working on emails. Your stress levels increase the more you check your email, yet people return to their inboxes over and over all day long.

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    Michael Miller 6 months ago
    I greatly appreciate this perspective on email practices.
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    Valeriy Mitrokhin 10 months ago
    Good opinion

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