It seems like every year the email beast gets larger and hungrier. According to the the web site Templafy, the average person receives 121 emails a day. This sheer volume of electronic correspondence lead to a fascinating question that was posted to the Getting Things Done web site: At what point did answering e-mail become my job?
The answer from David Allen is very insightful:
“Well, at what point did answering anything—your mail, having conversations in your hallway—become your job? It’s all your job. You just have to decide what your work is. As the late, great Peter Drucker said, that’s your biggest job, to define what your work is.”
Read the rest of his response on the Getting Things Done web site.