Very few of the job descriptions on HigherEdJobs mention “checking email,” and yet most of us are spending nearly a third of our time reading and answering emails. Some reply to emails immediately while others are reluctant, taking several days to answer. Still, other people avoid it for weeks and some never reply at all, preferring to focus on more important or "deep work." If you're struggling to get your real work done due to email, consider these strategies to increase efficiency.