How to organize your work and never miss another email

If you feel like too much of your day is spent on email, you’re probably right. The average worker receives 120 emails every day and spends 11 hours each week going through email messages. That’s time that could be devoted to building and growing your business.

But getting your inbox under control is easier said than done. If you have a few extra minutes to devote to organizing things, though, you may be able to get back some of those weekly hours and put them toward being more productive. Here are some email management tips that can save time and reduce your risk of missing important emails.

Business Mindset Coach Kate Rocco on Cultivating Intentional Routines

Welcome back to the Productivity Giants Series, where we tell the stories of some successful people in the SaneBox community. 

Kate Crocco is our next guest! She’s a mother, business mindset Coach, trained psychotherapist, author, and podcast host. Her mission? To help female business owners shatter the lies that hold them back from success. 

Kate has lots of experience helping others work through creative blocks and step into the best versions of themselves, so we were curious to hear how she show ups every day for herself. Read on for the full interview!

Building Remote Company Culture Through Effective Communication

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.”

Read on to discover some actionable ways to establish effective communication and cooperation within your distributed team, building a strong and collaborative company culture.  

4 Ways Companies Can Promote Diversity And Inclusion At Work

diversity and inclusion at work
diversity and inclusion at work

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. 

SaneBox & Partners Present Productivity Gold For 2021 ($200+ in savings)

If you’re anything like us, you need a little extra push when it comes to being productive and getting things done after such an unprecedented year. That’s why we put together Productivity Gold 2021 — to provide you with the best deals and discounts on top productivity tools and software to help you do the best work you can. 

Productivity Gold is the essential, modern-day productivity suite, helping you be your most efficient while streamlining your workflow.

We teamed up with our friends at actiTime, Bonsai, Habit Nest, Freedom, and more to kick off 2021 with this all-star team of tools. Wishing you productivity and success this new year! 

How To Prioritize When Your Todo List Is Overflowing

Guest post by Shift

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. 

Work From Home Productively With These Surprisingly Beneficial Tools

work from home
work from home

At one point in time, companies offered opportunities to work from home as a type of benefit or luxury. Now, during such an unprecedented time, working from home is increasingly common, if not mandatory, as a part of society’s “new normal.”

However, each off-site work environment and experience are unique and present different hindrances to productivity. Some employees are work-from-home parents who must find a balance between simultaneously completing job tasks and fulfilling parental responsibilities. 

Other employees—even those unaccompanied by family—may find that working from home just doesn’t work for them. It’s easy to find distractions when we’re left to our own devices—like continuously checking our mobile devices (pun intended).