We have talked about this in the past, but I thought it might be worth noting again since it came up again in a comment on Rob’s Outlook post. GBM reader Steve reminded everyone of the PIFEM system. That stands for Pay it Forward Email Management system from Ian Palangio, a Business Productivity Specialist at Microsoft Australia. This is a great way to take control of your e-mail instead of e-mail taking control of your day!
This book outlines a suggested way to help you manage your email, tasks and priorities in Outlook 2007. It happens to be the way that I manage my Outlook Inbox and my tasks in general. The course will take about 30 minutes to complete – including setting up Outlook for the appropriate setting. Hopefully you’ll find it of some use.
Check out the OneNote Notebook that describes the system in full detail and take back control of that e-mail!