Even if it means allowing emails to pile up momentarily, don’t spend too much time in your inbox. According to Gloria Mark, a professor of informatics at University of California, Irvine, a lot of people striving for Inbox Zero typically do so as part of a weird game. She says that when people compulsively and continuously check their emails, they lose out big on productivity—the whole reason for Inbox Zero, to begin with. In fact, it’s so bad, she says, that when people are taken off task, it can take a whole 25 minutes for them to get back on track. So, if you want to be more organized without losing out on productivity, try not to compulsively check your inbox.
Read the full story at Cool Material.