5 Things to Give Up at the Office in 2019

Blog posted On January 18, 2019

Now that you've probably (like everyone else) given up on your New Year's resolutions, here are some common workplace habits that are easy to dump resulting in a huge positive effect on your life and career.

1. Trying to Achieve Inbox Zero

The entire concept of Inbox Zero assumes that email is your top priority and therefore you should strive to do it perfectly. This is a totally crazy notion. Almost anything you do at work is more important than sorting through your emails.

Think of email as a river of sludge with some diamonds scattered in the midst. Rather than wasting time and energy (and getting yourself all muddy) by clearing out the sludge, let the river flow past and simply pick out the diamonds as you spot them.