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.”
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.
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.
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When you are overwhelmed with everything that life and work have thrown at you, prioritizing can be difficult. Simply deciding which email to open first can suck up as much mental energy as actually doing it. The trick to overcoming your to-do list when everything feels important is to work smart, not hard, and the first step is deciding what is most important to you.
To prioritize efficiently, you must accept the unavoidable truth that you cannot do everything at once. If you believe that you can complete all of your work in a day, you will leave feeling unaccomplished, guilty, and unable to celebrate the small wins you have accomplished. This article will help you free your mind of unrealistic expectations and align your priorities with your value system.
Your email inbox. What feelings does it evoke in you? Anxiety? Dread? Overwhelm? If the feelings you have about your inbox are all negative, you’re not alone. We’ve all been there, agonizing over emails we didn’t respond to, worrying about what might have fallen through the cracks. The stream of content entering your inbox can feel neverending, and it can be easy to lose control.