When it comes to email, are you a reactor or a batcher? There are two kinds of people in this world, but most of us, unfortunately, are in the “reactor” category – AKA, falling into the trap of constantly nibbling away on messages that come in throughout the day. “Batchers”, on the other hand, block off time in their calendars to power through their inbox, and then ignore it the rest of the time. Reactor’s work suffers since they are constantly interrupting their tasks to check messages, while batchers can stay in the zone and focus on work, distraction-free.
Our ethos at SaneBox revolves around the “batching” method. Sure, winnowing down your email can make it feel like you’ve made strong progress, but it’s a false sense of accomplishment. Studies have shown that batchers are more productive, less stressed, and maintain a higher state of contentment. We think that’s a pretty compelling argument against reacting and multitasking when it comes to email.
Study finds boundless workplace expectations leads to stress, anxiety
Wireless internet emancipated us from the doldrums of office space.
If there’s Wi-Fi, an “office” is now simply wherever you are: a coffeehouse, an airport terminal or within the cozy walls of your home. While the choice to work anywhere led to a new age of workplace freedom, along with it came the unfortunate ability of always being available.
An established financial services company, Equitem knew the best way to deliver world class service for their clients. But when it came to their email, they were the ones who need a better service. And that’s where SaneBox came in.
Struggling to keep up with the influx of emails
Equitem Financial Services is a leading financial services firm in Australia and has a reputation for their solid financial advice and efficiency in managing their clients. But as their firm grew, they realized managing their email was become a problem.
We are a culture of email senders! The average professional sends about 40 emails each day, and 86 percent say they prefer email over any other means of business communication. Using a dynamic email signature is an easy and effective way to promote your business with each email you send. The most effective email signatures feature clickable content such as calls-to-action, social media buttons and more, like this one:
Florida-based digital marketing and web design agency ATILUS knew they needed a better way to manage their client correspondence. So they turned to SaneBox.
At ATILUS, it’s all about email
At ATILUS, there’s no business tool more important than email. The ATILUS team not only uses email to manage communications, but also as a way to keep up-to-date on tasks, hit deadlines, and ensure projects are moving forward.
When it comes to email, we all want to be more productive. We want to have more control over the messages we receive, find and respond to important emails more quickly, and maybe (just maybe!) one day finally reach that elusive “inbox zero.”