This month, I’m providing a career management tip-a-day (along with other posts) to help you trigger your own career management activities.
Today’s tip: Manage E-mail.
There comes a time when “career management” comes off the theory-laden shelf and gets down to execution of the work at hand. After all, you can talk about Career Management, create your personal brand, have a mentor, and setup your networking, but none of it matters much if you don’t deliver the work.
Most of us who work in cubes receive tasks through e-mail. We receive updates through e-mail. We communicate milestones through e-mail. We communicate completion of tasks through e-mail. We send our deliverable through e-mail. Even a few jokes have been known to be received through e-mail.
E-mail is the ubiquitous task and delivery communication tool on Corporate Earth.
Consequently, managing your e-mail is critical to having a successful career.
What does managing your e-mail mean? Here are five critical outcomes for successful e-mail management:
E-mail will most likely never be your productivity tool. But it is what it is and right now we need to successfully manager our e-mail because it helps us successfully manage our career.
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