Handling email - is it one actions or two?
I understand the question seems pretty simple, but I started to really kind of wonder how everyone handles it.
I am writing to a number of employers right now trying to obtain a jobs with their firms. So if I had to go by physical next actions it would be
- Draft email
- Review email
- Send out email.
Should placing each of these in a context or just using one context (email)?
Email - One or Two Actions
For me it really depends on the email. If I am just touching base with a supplier to set up a meeting time for example I put it down as one next action - implied in that NA is that I check my calendar for an appropriate time/date, draft and send.
If the email is more substantial I may approach it as a project with multiple steps, including planning, ensuring I have all the relevant information, draft, review, geting my boss or co-worker to review, and depending on the content and context I may then incubate it overnight before I send it.
In the end it depends on the context of the email, and whether it is in fact just a NA or a project in itself.