As more and more options are being explored for remote work, face-to-face meetings have now turned into Teams Meetings, Chat Notifications and mentions. As a result inbox are getting cluttered with lots and lots of mail, well, not anymore! Here are few tips that would help you being more productive at work!
#1 Use a Focused Inbox
a cluttered inbox ? Make it easier to quickly scan your email for what you need with a Focused Inbox. You can create the equivalent of two inboxes— Focused and Other. Then, toggle between the two with a simple slide of the button on top of your inbox.
#2 Share your Calendars
wasting too much time in meetings? With shared calendars in Outlook, go into your calendar settings and select people you would like to share, such as colleagues or friends. You can color-code different teams and manage permissions to people you’re sharing calendar with.
#3 Take advantage of Scheduling Assistant
Use Scheduling Assistant in mobile instead of emailing back and forth. Create an event on your calendar and add the people you want to invite and use time picker to drag and drop to a time on the calendar that turns green. That means everyone’s available. Book it!
#4 Mention someone to get their attention
When you mention using @ in an email message, the recipient will see they’ve been called into the conversation.
Even better, when other people @ mention you, the inbox displays the relevant sentences around your @ mention directly in your message excerpt. This feature lets you know what you need to heed.
#5 Customize your swipe options
Open Outlook mobile Settings and select Swipe Options and assign Swipe Right or Swipe Left to a number of preferred actions:
- Mark as Read
- Mark as Unread