Have you ever considered how your bad email habits might be affecting your productivity?
On average, we spend thirteen hours a week on email. The typical person checks their inbox 77 times a day, sends and receives more than 122 emails per day, and spends 28 percent of their workweek managing and organizing their inbox.
While spending more time on email might make you feel productive in the moment, it’s probably a detriment to your focus and the work you actually need to get done. Resolve to kick bad email habits to the curb this year and claim back your time and sanity.
Cybersecurity is a topic that we all know to be important, but it often goes overlooked when we fool ourselves into believing that “it won’t happen to us.” The fact of the matter is, anyone with an email account is highly susceptible to being exposed to cyberattacks.
According to an article published by Security Magazine, 1 in 50 emails contains some type of malicious content. Digital Trends estimates that 10% of all compromised emails contain malware such as spyware, ransomware, adware, or trojans.
Working from home. Many rejoice at this unshackled approach to the workday, others (managers, mostly) bristle anxiously at the thought of unchecked working hours.
The trend has seen a pretty positive uptick in recent years however, as more and more companies are embracing remote employees, remote days and flexible work hours.
About 66% of companies today allow employees to work remotely, and some 16% are entirely remote, according to 2019 data.
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re among the 70% of workers in the US who utilize a remote day a week. Trust us when we say this, maybe only 20% are doing it as well as they could be!
As more and more of the workforce enter the remote work lifestyle, this presents an opportunity to be your own awesome office manager. Get this — in the past decade, remote work saw an increase of 91%, according to studies by FlexJobs and Global Workplace Analytics.
It’s one thing to work remotely. It’s another to thrive remotely. Let’s all lean into the remote life and set up our home office environment for success. Check out these must-have home office items you need that you’re sure to love.
The holiday season is officially here – have you shopped for everyone on your gift list yet? If not, don’t fret – there’s still time to make someone’s holiday a little brighter.
Consider easing stress for your giftees by giving thoughtful, guaranteed-to-please gifts that will help increase their productivity at work and in life. Check out the list below for a few of our favorite ideas.
Why is there a five-day workweek? Studies show higher productivity, less waste when opting for a four-day workweek.
The grind. The 9 to 5. Business days. The weekday. As a society, we all accept this as the norm. Because for us, it’s all we’ve ever known.
Yet, one of the hottest trends in business and human resources is the idea of the four day work week, with promises of higher efficiency and productivity — and three day weekends.
Have you ever wondered why there are seven days in a week, and only two are your days off?
If you’ve ever ignored a message because it began with “To Whom It May Concern”, you know just how important it is to start an email in a more personal manner. The same idea goes with an overenthusiastic message – it can seem too “in your face” and might come across as desperate.
It can be a challenge to know how to make a good first impression over email – especially when you’re writing to someone you don’t know very well.
Is “Dear” too formal? Is “Hey” too casual? Is “Happy Monday!” too cheesy?