Here at SaneBox, we’re pretty serious about helping you use email in a more efficient, effective, and productive way. Behind our happy-go-lucky attitude, smiles, and beautiful software, our mission is to make email awesome.
But, we thought, let’s try a little experiment. What, exactly, would you have to do to make email truly awful? How could you kill productivity throughout your team, listen to stifled screams, and create a feeling of cold dread when your email arrives in someone else’s inbox?
We’re so glad you asked. Here’s the SaneBox Scoop of what you can do to make email into a truly horrifying experience that encourages everyone in your team to hit the “delete” key. So, with tongue firmly in cheek, here’s how to weaponize your email and make others want to kill it with fire.
Noooo! No! No! No! You’ve got a dreadful feeling in the pit of your stomach. A cold sweat is breaking out. You really need to take a very deep breath, but you’re just gulping for air. Yes. You did it. You hit “Reply All” when really you should just have hit “Reply.” Now, the secret conversation you were having with your colleague is all over the department, or worse, the company. Oh no! Did you copy in the CEO AS WELL?!?! If it’s any consolation, we’ve all been there. Take a small crumb of hope that you’re not one of these poor souls. Enjoy the schadenfreude.
You get up and, before you’ve even started your work, you’re greeted by a barrage of emails. You work your way through them, one by one, working out which one’s are worth your time and which ones aren’t. Finally, you reach the end of the line and can finally crack on with your actual work, when you realize it’s 3 am and you have 4 hours left before it starts all over again.
Fear not friends, here at SaneBox we’re very familiar with the deluge of emails that plague the inboxes of the unprepared. We’ve got our own way to slash and burn through that myriad of messages — we call it SaneSnooze, and it will revolutionize how you respond to email.
If you like what we do here at SaneBox, you know how obsessed we are with productivity. Less time spent “administering” email means more time spent doing enjoyable and interesting tasks to make your life easier.
Of course, we’re not alone in this. Our friends over at Recruiterbox know a thing or two about working more effectively. Their platform is squarely aimed at making it easier to find the right people for the right roles. They’ve streamlined finding, sorting, shortlisting, interviewing, and placing candidates into an art form. We figured they had something to teach us, so we sat down and picked their brains all about what’s helped them in business.
For many of us, the idea of a traditional work environment or career is vanishing. Changes in technology, the gig economy, increased mobility, and a desire for freedom means more and more people are opting for a freelance working lifestyle. It’s easy to see why — the idea of working from home, not having to deal with office politics, and the ability to work on your own terms is very attractive.
Here at SaneBox, we’re all about helping you be more productive with email. No-one likes opening up their email client and seeing 87 unread emails. But, what if we could show you a way to get through your emails much more quickly so you can focus on other productive work?
Sound good? Thought so. Here’s the SaneBox Scoop on “Two minutes to done.”