Inbox zero is the process of labeling, triaging, and organizing your email inbox with a system that allows you to reach and maintain zero unread emails awaiting reply in your inbox.
Reaching inbox zero, a term popularized by productivity experts David Allen and Merlin Mann, requires us to explore the hidden forces that chain us to our inboxes, and to discover the surprisingly simple strategies needed to defeat them. By drawing on decades of social science insights, this book presents a three-step solution to achieve inbox zero that empowers you with the ability to:
- Pause your inbox to silence low-value distractions
- Quickly process an entire day's email in one batch
- Rebuild the full power of your focused attention