2. Email alternatives
How about eliminating internal emails altogether? The Nomad restaurant and online wine merchant in Sydney claims to have done just that by adopting Slack, the popular new Facebook-like app for business. Alternatively, there are many other collaboration tools – such as Asana and Socialcast – which can help you and your team reduce your email dependency.
Whatever communications tools are chosen, however, you can maximise your productivity by turning off notifications at certain times of the day to avoid distractions.