Work Shifting offers 10 simple techniques to improve your email habits and reduce your burden:
1. Send different messages for different topics
If you need to raise two unrelated topics with somebody, send them two email messages. It doesn’t cost any more to send two emails, and they’re so much easier for you both to read, prioritize, process, file and manage.
2. Write a complete sentence in the subject line
Get into the habit of using a full sentence in your email subject line. A subject that reads “Team meeting changed to 11 AM” is better than just “Team meeting.” It is easier for recipients to read and understand quickly, and that means less confusion, uncertainty and trouble for you.