October 17, 2013
At the end of Lesson 9 of the brand new edition of my new MYN-Outlook book, I now include a set of flow charts that summarize the entire MYN-Outlook workflow. If you are learning MYN, this is a great way to summarize its main parts. And if you don’t like workflows, no problem, using this is completely optional.
The chart that follows—the overall workflow—looks complicated. But don’t worry, it’s simple to understand.
How to Use the Workflow
As you can see, this is an e-mail to task workflow. Why? Because in today’s business world, most of our tasks arrive by e-mail. For many of us, 90 percent or more arrive that way.
With that in mind, nearly everything starts in the upper-left corner of the chart with the arrival of a business e-mail with a potential action for you to do. The workflow ends with the e-mail possibly being moved to the Processed Mail folder in the bottom middle, and the option of an Outlook task being created in the lower right.
Of course, some tasks do not arrive by e-mail. In that case you should start in the middle right of the workflow at the green box labeled “Task DUE Today?”
Smaller Workflows in the Book
This workflow is the high-level view. In the book (and in the video course) I divide that workflow into a set of smaller work flows, making it even easier to understand. Still, you can get a lot out of the overall workflow shown above; just take it step by step.