Triaging clears collection points and gets actionable items into your task list as quickly as possible. The steps are:

  1. Toss junk.
  2. Quick communication (< 2 minutes).
  3. Quickly enter everything in your task list.
  4. File resource items for later.
  5. Process “hot” items quickly and early.

See the triaging flowchart and the Triaging lesson.