Constantly checking email seems like a harmless habit, but it can become toxic to our focus and productivity. Here we’ll cover some of the mechanisms that make email so consuming, and how to build habits to make it a more productive tool.
Posts Tagged: Email
Every email that hits me overwhelms me with new information. I used to keep everything in my inbox and file it away in the folders only to miss deadlines on responding back. Until, I finally started poking around Microsoft Outlook and using their amazing features to stay organized. These features are too good not to… Read more »
The email vs. phone call debate is a bit nuanced, and not simply a zero-sum game. Let’s take a closer look at how using email and phone calls together can help you become more efficient and communicate better.
It may seem basic and elementary to be going over email etiquette if you’re already in an established career or even just post-grad status, but it’s not. Email etiquette is like a health physical – you’ve got to do an annual check-up to make sure you’re on the right track, and having some outside perspective… Read more »
Have you ever received the kind of e-mail that made your eyes widen in disbelief and your face flush with the faintest hint of reflexive anger? If you have ever felt like this, you have been the recipient of a high conflict communication.
Learn how to write better email—email that actually gets a reply.
How many hours a day do you spend dealing with your email? It’s probably more than you think. Although email is a useful tool for getting business done, it can also be a huge time suck when you’re wading through confusing team threads or sorting through newsletters you don’t remember subscribing to. Fortunately, some very… Read more »
If you’ve used the Internet even once in your life, you’re probably familiar with scams. From the more obvious pop-up viruses to the well-disguised phishing emails, scams are an ever-present nuisance in our lives in the digital age. While you have likely encountered fraud attempts online before, what about over the phone? In the wake… Read more »
When was the last time you savored every word in a five paragraph-long email? Or managed to endure an hour-long meeting without zoning out at least three times? Just because your answers were “never” to both of those questions doesn’t mean you have an abnormally poor attention span; it means that there is a disconnect… Read more »
Originally posted on the GovDelivery blog. You have tackled organizational goal setting, audience development, branding, audience acquisition, multi-channel marketing, and next you need to identify areas where you can gain greater awareness and participation to drive value for your organization and the citizens you serve. Audience engagement (and re-engagement) is a leading goal for public-sector communicators. But,… Read more »