Guest post by Evercontact
The appeal of self-employment isn’t a mystery.
Many of us are drawn by the idea of being your own boss, setting your own schedule, and enjoying a relative freedom from the confines of the 9 to 5. Indeed, non-traditional work environments such as self-employment are on the rise and projected to further take over our workforce.
Boutique market research company Intuit Research was losing countless hours trying to manage their email. But then they took their time back—with SaneBox.
Losing time to unmanageable inboxes
When it came to identifying their company’s biggest productivity hurdle, there wasn’t a doubt in Intuit Research Co-founder Thomas Isaac’s mind as to where their team could improve. The Intuit Research team was spending hours each day filtering through unwanted messages, deleting unnecessary emails, and trying to make sure no important communications fell through the cracks. “In general, spending time on unimportant emails, even if it is to just delete them [was taking up too much time],” says Isaac.
We’re excited to feature Peter Shankman on the #ProductivityGiants series this week. Peter is best-known founding Help A Reporter Out (HARO) which in “under a year became the de-facto standard for thousands of journalists looking for sources on deadline, offering them more than 200,000 sources around the world looking to be quoted in the media.” The New York Times called him “a public relations all-star who knows everything about the media and then some.
You landed a new job opportunity at the company of your dreams. The role is exciting, but the manager is busy, and team members are concerned with achieving their monthly stats. It is the first two weeks of employment, and the feeling of isolation is creating an uncomfortable work experience. What is a new hire to do?
How many times have you reached the end of your day saying, “I wish there was more time!” Too often it feels like 24 hours in a day is simply not enough to do everything you want to and still leave time to rest, relax, and have some fun.
However, many of us have come to realize it’s not the amount of time we have in the day preventing us from accomplishing what we want, but rather how we use that time. It’s easy to fall into unproductive habits, and sometimes distractions are out of our control. But this doesn’t mean we need to surrender ourselves to procrastination and the inevitable frustration that comes from it.
Managed service provider Intelligent Technical Solutions needed a more timely communication management process and to better attend to the company’s high volume of client correspondence and notifications. They found a solution in SaneBox.
Too many emails, not enough control
With a large client roster and a high volume of daily communication and requests from each client, the majority of ITS’ business happens over email.
Journalist Celeste Headlee has years of experience in the art of conversation – after all, she interviews people for a living. Since 1999, she’s worked in public radio as a reporter, host, and correspondent, and currently hosts a daily news/talk show called On Second Thought that airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting. She’s garnered a unique perspective on rapport and wrote an insightful book on the importance of engaging in meaningful communication called We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter.