It wasn’t too long ago that email zen masters preached how the only way to reach inbox nirvana is to deal with every single email.
However, we read yesterday morning of the latest trend: inbox infinity. Rather than maintaining inbox zero, inbox infinity encourages us to accept that the number of emails in our inbox will pile up (I think I've used this method for a while now...). Inbox infinity followers set up custom out of office responders to set expectations or publicly admitting that they have too many emails to handle and suggest other ways of contacting them.
Gone is the guilt of not answering every email, and instead you can just let the deluge of emails wash over you. This frees you up to stop wasting time with emails and instead focus on other work.
Emails have become an endless task for practitioners. As our regular Practice Talk series demonstrates, practitioners are checking their emails throughout the night, often chasing that elusive inbox zero.
Would letting go of emails work for in a modern day accountancy practice? Could you get away with accepting emails will pile up?