How To Decrease Email Security Risks While Working From Home

email security risks
email security risks

The quick transition to a remote work situation triggered by COVID-19 forced companies to scramble to support a larger distributed workforce, and this created new email security risks. It was the optimal opportunity for cybercriminals to attack improperly secured remote work connections and technologies. Therefore, many organization’s cybersecurity defenses have been vulnerable and exposed to breaches. 

How To Decrease Email Burnout With DoNotDisturb

email burnout

The workday is long and stressful enough in and of itself. However, thanks to the onset of email, instant messaging, and remote work, those workday hours don’t seem to be so structured at all anymore. In a world where everyone needs everything as fast as possible (Amazon Prime, we’re looking at you) we find ourselves working longer hours to meet the demands of a work culture that doesn’t seem to sleep. As a result, it leads to workers feeling email burnout and inability to truly ever clock out.

Feeling like you constantly have to be “on” has never felt more true as remote work has become the new normal. The lines between home and work are increasingly blurred. That can make it even harder to avoid checking your inbox during times when you really shouldn’t have to. Here’s how to decrease your email burnout while minimizing distractions.

Work From Home Productively With These Surprisingly Beneficial Tools

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work from home

At one point in time, companies offered opportunities to work from home as a type of benefit or luxury. Now, during such an unprecedented time, working from home is increasingly common, if not mandatory, as a part of society’s “new normal.”

However, each off-site work environment and experience are unique and present different hindrances to productivity. Some employees are work-from-home parents who must find a balance between simultaneously completing job tasks and fulfilling parental responsibilities. 

Other employees—even those unaccompanied by family—may find that working from home just doesn’t work for them. It’s easy to find distractions when we’re left to our own devices—like continuously checking our mobile devices (pun intended).

Productivity Expert Mike Vardy On Daily Themes

Mike Vardy
Mike Vardy

Mike Vardy has an intriguing way of thinking about productivity – on his website, he states, “productivity isn’t productivity.” Rather, it’s “the partnership between intention, what you intend to do, and attention. You can’t just have one to be productive. You need BOTH.” 

Mike Vardy is a writer, speaker, productivity strategist, and founder of Productivityist, a program that offers tailored coaching, workshops, and tools for individuals and organizations looking to level up their productivity. He also created a time management and productivity system called TimeCrafting that helps people make the most out of their time every single day. 

We talked to Mike about the importance of intention and daily themes, setting limits on email, his routine as a night owl, and more. Check out the full interview below.  

Author Chris Bailey Is The Most Productive Person You’ll Ever Meet

Chris Bailey

The Productivity Giants Series is all about, well, productivity, so doesn’t it make sense that we went straight to the source? Hailed as “the most productive man you’d ever hope to meet” by TED, Chris Bailey is a productivity expert and the author of two books, The Productivity Project and Hyperfocus

Chris Bailey has spent years personally experimenting with any and every technique that could positively affect your productivity. He also speaks to organizations around the world about how they can become more productive – without hating the process. Add a popular blog and podcast to the mix, and yeah – we think he knows what he’s talking about when it comes to productivity. 

We talked to Chris about the worst productivity advice he’s ever heard, the importance of letting your mind wander, and creating automatic accountability for yourself. Read on for the full interview.

Founder Jerry Colonna On How To Find Fulfillment In A Chaotic World

Welcome back to the Productivity Giants Series! We took a break, but now we’re back interviewing interesting and motivating people on all things productivity tips and workflow. Stay tuned to see who we feature this season!

Jerry Colonna has had a few exciting careers over the years – he started out as a venture capitalist, then worked as an independent coach, and now he’s an author and co-founder. 

His latest endeavor is a coaching company called Reboot.io, and was born out of his experience being one of the start-up world’s most in-demand executive coaches. Gimlet Media even hailed him as the “CEO Whisperer”! Reboot offers comprehensive leadership development for individuals, teams, and organizations, and operates on the belief that our work can lead to the full realization of our human potential. They promote the idea that “Work doesn’t have to destroy us. Work can be the way we achieve our fullest selves.”