Does anyone have any ideas on how I can help my executive manage their inbox? I assume trashing spam emails and flagging important ones, but any other ideas in terms of folder management, etc?

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A couple of ways I've been able to do this successfully is to first recognize what your executive currently has in place (perhaps nothing) then start with simple changes. Some examples are (1) creating a maximum of 3 folders Urgent/Decision Required, Important/less urgent, Other.. (2) if your exec is a little more tech savvy, connect other tools such as onenote/Evernote/notability/etc. - you can have a shared notebook with different tabs and organize it electronically, even automate some of the functions. (3) institute the 4Ds, Do it, Delegate it, Delay it, Dump it. This system is life changing and I've been able to go from over 1000 unread emails to less than 10 a day. Good luck

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I created sub-folders - for stuff that doesn't require a response - different newsletters, travel, etc. That can clear out a lot of clutter. I only leave items she needs to see. If I see something that requires her urgent attention I let her know.

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I love setting up auto filtering rules and also having reminders where if they haven’t responded to something it bumps back up. The latter really only works well in Google though :/ we migrated to outlook a couple years ago and I had to redo everything LOL

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To be clear - I googled this first and have come up with some good ideas from the internet, but would also move to hear if anyone has any systems in place that work particularly well. Thanks in advance!

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