6 Ways To Keep Email Overload At Bay—And Your Sanity Intact

By Deanna deBara

You get to work, open your inbox, and am immediately overwhelmed by the sheer number of emails you need to sort through. And when you do sort through them, you find that 99 percent are marketing emails from a company you don’t even remember buying from—or, even worse, full-on spam messages.

Or maybe you don’t even open your inbox; the notification on your phone showing you have 536 unread messages deters you from even trying to manage your emails.

Sound familiar? If so, you’re probably dealing with email overload—and if you don’t get it under control, it can have a seriously negative impact on your work and your well-being.

But what, exactly, is email overload? Why is keeping it at bay so important? And, more importantly, how can you take back control of your inbox—and kick email overload to the curb for good?

How to organize your work and never miss another email

If you feel like too much of your day is spent on email, you’re probably right. The average worker receives 120 emails every day and spends 11 hours each week going through email messages. That’s time that could be devoted to building and growing your business.

But getting your inbox under control is easier said than done. If you have a few extra minutes to devote to organizing things, though, you may be able to get back some of those weekly hours and put them toward being more productive. Here are some email management tips that can save time and reduce your risk of missing important emails.

Business Mindset Coach Kate Rocco on Cultivating Intentional Routines

Welcome back to the Productivity Giants Series, where we tell the stories of some successful people in the SaneBox community. 

Kate Crocco is our next guest! She’s a mother, business mindset Coach, trained psychotherapist, author, and podcast host. Her mission? To help female business owners shatter the lies that hold them back from success. 

Kate has lots of experience helping others work through creative blocks and step into the best versions of themselves, so we were curious to hear how she show ups every day for herself. Read on for the full interview!

Building Remote Company Culture Through Effective Communication

The remote workforce continues to expand across borders, as more and more individuals and businesses move towards work-from-home arrangements. But managing a distributed team presents its own set of challenges, such as fostering communication among their employees without the convenience of in-person interactions. 

When introducing systems of communication, it’s important to ensure that team members feel connected on a personal and professional level. The beauty of remote work is that everyone can enjoy their own preferred way of working to optimize productivity. Providing an open space for self-expression and discourse can help make sure that everyone is on the same page despite individual working styles. 

“I was able to connect more deeply with 135 people spread across 6 continents than I could have ever done in an office.”

Read on to discover some actionable ways to establish effective communication and cooperation within your distributed team, building a strong and collaborative company culture.  

How to Tune Your Email Routine for Better Team Collaboration

Guest post by actiTIME

Emails remain one of the most popular communication media. 

Based on 2019 statistics, there were 3.9 billion active email users worldwide, which is 400 million users more than for social media. Altogether, we send nearly 300 billion emails each day on a global scale, and this number is expected to grow steadily within just a few years.

If you’re used to collaborating with colleagues and business partners on a regular basis, you’re likely well familiar with email writing too. You utilize emails as a means to deliver vital information, speed up collective decision making, coordinate efforts, ask questions, and whatnot! And with all that in mind, you probably understand that well-established email communication saves a ton of time for a team, but when disorganized, it can cause significant work delays and disrupt productivity.

4 Ways Companies Can Promote Diversity And Inclusion At Work

diversity and inclusion at work
diversity and inclusion at work

The topics of diversity and inclusion at work have rightfully been amplified as of late. Hopefully, your organization already has some efforts to encourage these important practices. To promote more accountability and further improve upon your current strategies, you need a practical approach and 100% team alignment. 

There are a multitude of reasons why American workplaces must change, but one of the main ones is that the country is changing demographically, according to this U.S. Bureau report. There’s a solid business case for encouraging diversity and inclusion, and companies need leaders who reflect the changing landscape. Research finds that when teams reflect their target customers, the entire organization is twice as likely to provide effective solutions for their end users. 

SaneBox & Partners Present Productivity Gold For 2021 ($200+ in savings)

If you’re anything like us, you need a little extra push when it comes to being productive and getting things done after such an unprecedented year. That’s why we put together Productivity Gold 2021 — to provide you with the best deals and discounts on top productivity tools and software to help you do the best work you can. 

Productivity Gold is the essential, modern-day productivity suite, helping you be your most efficient while streamlining your workflow.

We teamed up with our friends at actiTime, Bonsai, Habit Nest, Freedom, and more to kick off 2021 with this all-star team of tools. Wishing you productivity and success this new year!