Via Shawn Blanc, whose excellent web-efforts such as The Sweet Setup are worth a look, and then some solid hours of browsing, this link to Jocelyn K. Glei’s interesting article on how to combat the reactiveness you introduce in your work yourself because of the way you manage your email inbox. Jocelyn states:
All those people just strolling in through your “front door” can have a huge, negative effect on your productivity. And that’s just from processing the messages. Think about what requests and distractions await inside of them. Because those add up too.
So true. Some excellent advice in the article itself. Enjoy!