When famous cartoonist Carl “The Duckman” Barks coined the quote, “Work smarter, not harder,” in the 1930s, he may not have realized how it would apply to AI in our lives today. As a developed mindset for daily workflows, our constant drive to manage ourselves, along with others, all while developing healthy work habits, prioritizing, sustaining positive attitudes, accepting change, and creating focus time for ourselves, can seem far from this concept.
In Microsoft Outlook, there are four ways to save time by automating email responses: Templates, Signatures, Quick Parts, and Automatic Replies, also known as Out of Office. Of these options, my favorite is Quick Parts. Whether you are composing a new message or replying to an existing message, Quick Parts is a time-saving way to easily build an email response.
With so many email messages arriving in your Outlook Inbox every day, it can be easy to miss those messages that are high priority or email that we want to respond to more quickly. Microsoft Outlook includes a variety of ways for us to organize and prioritize our messages.