Enterprise 2.0 solution reduces email abuse

Summary:We now live in a day and age where we can expect to get dozens, if not hundreds of emails a day. Most of these you'll find are replies and forwarded emails - emails which you have already responded to and are following up, or emails which have been passed onto you because you're more of a relevant person to deal with it.

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We now live in a day and age where we can expect to get dozens, if not hundreds of emails a day. Most of these you'll find are replies and forwarded emails - emails which you have already responded to and are following up, or emails which have been passed onto you because you're more of a relevant person to deal with it.

Taglocity works on Outlook 2003/2007, and works as an Enterprise 2.0 solution, allowing the user to prioritise email, and deal with email in a more productive way. Instead of abandoning and forgetting about email days down the line, this solution allows even the most busy of people to organise, prioritise and deal with email.

Being unique in business practise isn't always useful. Using bad practises of email management has become a social norm, and are more than happy to hit that "reply all" button, even though those people don't need to see it. People are thinking too socially and less business like; replying to everyone so "everyone can get the message plus smiley face", when a single email to the sender of the original message is all that is needed.

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This not only clogs up your email, it clogs up your business day. Everyone wishes they had more hours in the day, and at times you'll find you've got more coming in than you have going out. Oh trust me, whilst saving the world in my day job and university student the rest of the time, I know how that feels.

Every time you get an email through, simply create a tag for it and a whole load of options are available for it. You can mark them all as read, set appointments and flags for the message, move them, delete them, and even allow them to "travel with you", so they can be aggregated on other Outlook screens. These can be shared with others, and search all of your tags with smart folders.

From the website:

"From 'push' only to 'push' and 'pull' thereby giving people more control over their own attention and enabling on-demand knowledge discovery and sharing to all stakeholders. In addition to being able to quickly find needed information, information should also 'find' people based on their criteria and terms."

It's a brilliant little tool which uses little-to-no memory, and has saved me hours already, especially with the amount of crap I get in my inbox.

Topics: Collaboration

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