In my diligent attempts at reaching inbox zero for email I find using the Do, Decide, Delegate, Delete method helpful. For me:
- Do is simple; act, reply, file (or delete) the message.
- Decide is a copy of paste of the email/action to either my to-do list or to a calendar appointment.
- Delegate is a forwarding of the email but I really need a tickler/reminder to make sure the task is completed.
- Delete, that just feels good to do.
With the above, Delegate is the most difficult to manage with my email software. Does anyone have a creative way (or great software) to manage delegated emails?