If you’re lucky like me, you like your coworkers. You enjoy sharing ideas with each other, collaborating on projects, and even passing along the latest Onion articles that make you laugh.
That being said, all of the chit-chat makes for a disaster in your inbox.
Dozens of email threads means tasks and due dates get buried under ‘reply all’s’ to company memos.
Ultimately, it throws a wrench in your workflow.
The Need to Reduce Emails
One reason that emails are such a time suck is because they create duplicate work.
Information like assignments, files, and more that get sent to your inbox must be collected and stored elsewhere for fear of later losing track of them in the constant slew of inbound mail coming your way.
Secondly, emails are stagnant – since information passed along in emails can’t be changed, every new update calls for a new email.
Factors like these are the reason there are SO many articles out there advising workers on “how to ‘manage’ your inbox”.
Here at Appfluence, we’ve designed a way for you to reduce emails from coworkers.
When you switch to Priority Matrix, the beast that is your inbox will become a tame little lap-dog.
How to Reduce Emails from Coworkers
Priority Matrix In-App Chat
Priority Matrix’s in-app chat sets itself apart from other real-time chat systems for one key reason: the chat is context based.
In Priority Matrix, each individual task provides a space for conversation.
- You’ll never have to explain the context under which you’re messaging someone. The name of the task works as a subject line.
- New team members can seamlessly be looped in. All they need to do is scroll back through the chat to be brought up to speed on updates. The chat also contains the ‘task history’, which shows every change made to the task since it was created.
- No more confusing email threads. The context-based chat keeps conversation focused and relevant.
Traditional chat tools used to reduce email actually have the same fatal flaws as email.
Information gets buried if not moved to an external planning tool. And there’s no way to update information without piling on more messages.
Rather than sending an email or message to delegate a task or change a due date, Priority Matrix provides this functionality right in the app.
This update is reflected in real-time across everyone using Priority Matrix.
Information is updated across the entire team without sending a single email.
Ready for Less Emails?
Hop on Priority Matrix’s in-app chat and utilize the real-time update features!
Watch the number of emails in your inbox drop as your productivity soars.