When it comes to email management, you have many choices.
Over the last few years, Gmail and Microsoft have built products that compete with SaneBox and offered them for free, most notably Google Inbox, Focused Inbox, and Microsoft 365 Clutter.
Here’s why we’re still better than any of the free alternatives.
An organization doesn’t have a chance of success without its employees. Diverse teams, with their individual skill sets and proficiencies, come together to create something truly amazing that’s greater than the sum of their parts. To get the best from each employee regardless of gender, religion, sexual orientation, or race, we must proactively include them so they feel comfortable enough to show their full potential.
According to a McKinsey report, diversity leads to a more successful business. The report found that companies in the top quartile for ethnic and racial diversity were 35 percent more inclined to have above-average financial returns. Those in the top quartile for gender diversity were 15 percent more likely to have above-average financial returns.
The average employee spends 13 hours a week reading and responding to messages. This means roughly 30% of their work time is devoted to managing their inbox. That’s entirely too much time to be spending on email!
At SaneBox, we’ve done lots of research and thinking about ways to get better at email. Resist toxic email culture by implementing these 15 advanced email productivity hacks, and soon you’ll be on your way to crushing your inbox every day.
Having an organized plan for your inbox and a firm grip on its features will maximize efficiency and ensure you move through your emails quickly. In this post, we’re focusing on Gmail secrets to streamline your daily routine. Keep reading to uncover these time-saving shortcuts and expert tips.
The items you keep on your desk affect your work performance. Experts say that clutter is extremely distracting and can ruin your focus.
Our brains appreciate order, and constant visual reminders from a disorganized space deplete our cognitive resources, decreasing our ability to focus. The visual disturbance of clutter heightens cognitive overload and can lower our working memory. A UCLA study found that when we’re around clutter, our cortisol levels rise, increasing our stress levels due to sensory overload.
We all know that feeling of being busy all the time. You know how it is—no matter whether we have 10 or 10,000 things to do—when your superior or coworker asks for a favor at work, it’s hard to say no (not impossible).
The truth is that most of us have found comfort in being busy. It’s tempting to be the “busiest person” in the office. It feels like success. But here’s the thing: You’ve misunderstood the meaning of SUCCESS. Being more successful at work is also a matter of being productive with your time rather than just being busy.
Does opening your inbox on a weekday morning send you straight to panic mode, before you’ve even had your coffee? Every day it’s the same old story – you open your inbox and it’s full of work messages, news notifications, promotional offers, brand newsletters, personal emails, and more. By the time you’ve handled them, you’ve lost precious focus time that could have been used towards tasks that actually matter.
While email is intended to streamline communication, it sometimes becomes a counter-productive tool when the inbox requires too much time to manage. Many emails are simply unnecessary and constantly distract us from the important tasks we need to get done.