The Hamster Revolution: How to Manage Your Email Before It Manages You

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, May 19, 2008 - Business & Economics - 144 pages
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Do you spend so much time dealing with emails that you feel like youre just going round and round and getting nowhere, like a hamster on a wheel? Meet Harold, an HR director who becomes so traumatized by info-glut that he actually turns into a hamster, though at first hes too busy to even notice. Luckily, Harold meets an info-coach who teaches him a few powerful techniques that help him dramatically reduce email overload and improve his email writing skills. By applying the info-coachs simple plan, Harold finally regains control of his life and rejoins the human race. This delightful and much-needed fable is based on the authors extensive experience helping employees at companies like Clear Channel, Procter and Gamble, and Pfizer manage email more efficiently. The book includes a remarkable case study of the authors work with Capital One, where employees estimated they saved thirteen days a year by applying Hamster Revolution techniques.
 

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User Review  - deldevries - LibraryThing

Simple, but powerful message. Common sense that isn't so common. The first book of this type that recognizes that although change begins with "me", because we are interconnected, real change is only possible by working with others. Read full review

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User Review  - lisacronista - LibraryThing

Time to stop complaining about email fatique. The Hamster Revolution, by Mike Song, Vicki Halsey, and Tim Burress, contains stress-reducing tips, and the ones I've started using this week are: 1 ... Read full review

Contents

CONFESSIONS OF AN INFOHAMSTER 1 2 A NEW WAY TO WORK
6
STRATEGY 1 REDUCE EMAIL VOLUME 22 5 A TALE OF TWO EMAILS
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STRATEGY 2 IMPROVE EMAIL QUALITY 55 7 STRATEGY 3 INFOCOACHING SUSTAINS
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HELP ITS NOT SO EASY
88
STRATEGY 4 FILE AND FIND IT FAST WITH
111
A BLUE SKY WRAP UP
134
FAST ANSWERS FOR BUSY
148
Notes
161
VISIT HAMSTERREVOLUTION COM AND GROW 172 About BerrettKoehler Publishers
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Mike Song is cofounder and CEO of Cohesive Knowledge Solutions and one of America’s leading experts and speakers on email efficiency and etiquette.

Vicki Halsey, an internationally acclaimed leadership expert and speaker, is vice president of applied learning at The Ken Blanchard Companies.

Tim Burress is cofounder and president of Cohesive Knowledge Solutions and a popular instructional designer, trainer, and speaker on email efficiency and etiquette.

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