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.
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.
What’s the difference between spam and junk mail? Most people use these terms interchangeably. However, you should know that the two aren’t the same, and you should treat them differently.
Both spam and junk mail have one thing in common — they clutter your inbox. But the motives behind them are vastly dissimilar. In this article, you’ll learn the technical differences between junk and spam.
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.
Recently, we asked our audience on Twitter – “How do you use SaneBox in conjunction with other software?” We found that our power users had found creative ways to supercharge their workflows by using SaneBox with other fantastic email productivity tools.
Despite more and more types of business collaboration tools getting introduced, email remains the number one way we communicate with one another while in the workplace. Meaning proper formalities need to be observed. Doing so helps make a decent impression on clients, your colleagues, and management, particularly now as most of us are doing remote work.
Using the right language and formatting each time means establishing your professionalism to those you’re in contact with, as well as helping get your message across without any ambiguity.
With that in mind, here’s how to improve your email etiquette.