We’ve all seen email subject line horror — “Fw: Fw: Fw: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Requesting Information.” In fact, you might even have been guilty of it yourself. In our ongoing quest to make email more productive, we’re here to help. When it comes to email subject lines, there’s a better way. Here’s the SaneBox Scoop on writing much better email subject lines.
We’ve all seen the requests at the bottom of emails, “please consider the environment before printing this email.” It’s a worthy thing, too — paper use has been increasing rapidly over the last twenty years. Here at Sanebox, we think it’s important to treat the environment with respect and minimize how we use natural resources. That’s why we put together this handy guide on minimizing your paper footprint.
Here are some practical steps you can take right now to reduce the amount of paper you’re using.
Imagine the situation — sport is your life, your passion. You spend every weekend at local games, in the evenings you voraciously consume games on ESPN. You want to take part in the company sports league. Then, something happens. Maybe you get a promotion at work, or one of your kids is sick. Perhaps you’re planning for a vacation or applying for a job, life gets in the way.
Do you dream of the day when your email inbox is empty? Do you wish you could be just a little more productive when it comes to email? Does the sight of your “unread email” counter will you with a cold dread? Well, friends, fear not. Here at SaneBox, we’re on a mission to make managing email faster and more effective.
We’ve already talked about better email subject lines and the “two minutes to done” rule. Today we’re going to add another tool to your email-slaying toolset — the science of batching and improving your response time to email. Read on to get the SaneBox Scoop on how this simple technique will make managing email much easier and help you to be more productive.
Like many workers, you probably spend some of your time at work thinking about not being at work! If that’s the case, how do you go about requesting time off in a way that works for you, your boss, and your team? We’re glad you asked, because here comes the SaneBox scoop on the best way to email your manager to request time off.
We’ve all done it — sent an email to people we didn’t intend to send it to. There’s nothing quite like that sinking feeling just after you hit “send” and realize you’ve definitely copied in the wrong people. Despite being told time and again to always, always, always check the to, cc, and bcc fields, it’s a very common occurrence. Mind you, we bet your email catastrophe wasn’t as bad as some of these zingers.