Executive Director of Student Support – Karen Remy-Anderson
North Thurston Public School System in Lacey, WA serves over 14,500 students across 22 schools. Their staff of 2000 is dedicated to providing the highest level of instruction to their students, but they found email was taking away invaluable time—time that could have been spent on education and student support. They needed a solution to their email problem—and they found it in SaneBox.
Losing time to unnecessary emails
North Thurston Public Schools is a school district in the city of Lacey, WA. Currently, the school system has 22 schools; a student body of over 14,500; and a staff of 2000. With so many schools and students to support, the district is always looking for ways to increase productivity and efficiency—and they saw a massive opportunity with their email.
Have you ever received an email that seemed…just a little too good to be true? Maybe a promise of one million dollars from an estate you just happened to be entitled to in some extraordinary person’s will? After you pay an advance-fee, of course. Maybe this video will make you think twice before getting caught on a phisher’s hook.
Don’t be like Michael Scott. “Phishing” is a type of cyber scam that involves sending a fake email (like the “Prince of Nigeria” from the video), dressed up to appear credible, that convinces you to either give up personal information or unknowingly install malware on to your system. This type of scam is tricky, but can be prevented or evaded.
Your phone. In today’s society, it’s hard to picture life without it. It keeps you connected, it keeps you entertained, and it keeps you busy—but one thing it doesn’t necessarily do?
Keep you productive.
“While the indiscriminate use of the cell-phones to call, send texts, emails, etc. might seem as it enhances productivity, it is, in fact, counter-productive,” says Simon Gottschalk, PhD, a professor of graduate studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and author of The Terminal Self: Everyday Life in Hypermodern Times.
In this post, I can explore procrastination, when/how it hinders productivity, and when/how it might actually help people get more done (for example, for people who work better under pressure)
If you’re like most people, chances are at one point or another you’ve found yourself scrambling to wrap up a project at the eleventh hour, pulling an all-nighter to put the finishing touches on a presentation, or waiting until the last minute to tackle a nagging task.
In other words, you’ve probably had more than a few moments of procrastination in your business (and life!)—and you’re not alone. The vast majority of people procrastinate at least some of the time, especially when it comes to getting work done (according to research, a whopping 80 to 95 percent of college students procrastinate—especially when it comes to completing their coursework). But just because procrastination is extremely common doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a bad rap.
We’re excited to welcome Canadian CEO Dogu Taskiran to the #ProductivityGiants series this week! Dogu oversees Stambol Studios, is a Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality studio specializing in hyper-realistic immersive experiences. Stambol’s clients reap the benefits of state of the art architectural renderings, 3D illustrations, models, and animations for all of their visual communication needs.
We had a conversation with Dogu about taking advice with a grain of salt, getting to the “flow state”, and why prioritization is the key to getting things done. Read on:
As an entrepreneur, chances are you’re probably busy around the clock. And in an effort to squeeze more productivity out of the day, you’ve probably been tempted to sacrifice a few hours of sleep to answer a few more emails, get caught up on a project, or set yourself up for success the following day.
But if you actually want to be more productive, sacrificing sleep—either in time or quality—is just about the worst thing you can do. Research shows that lack of sleep has a seriously negative impact on on-the-job performance and productivity and correlates to an increase in errors and accidents.
If you want to be productive and get more done during the day, you need to get plenty of high-quality sleep. But how, exactly, do you do that?
Ross Simmonds is all about that lead life. He’s worked with brands ranging from Fortune 100 companies to startups, implementing and perfecting B2B content marketing strategies to bring them more paying customers. All in all, Ross is a digital strategist, entrepreneur, consultant, writer, and public speaker.
As a multi-faceted talent, Ross often writes about the highs and lows of entrepreneurship, along with the essential lessons he’s learned over the last few years on his blog. We talked to Ross about his own struggles and successes he finds organizing his day and how he stays productive juggling so many projects. Read on for to learn about his structured morning routine, how he combats distracting notifications, and why he lives and dies by his calendar.