We are thrilled to have the Remote Leadership Institute as our Lead Change Group sponsor for November! The Remote Leadership Institute (RLI) helps remote leaders succeed in a virtual workplace. The RLI team believes that what successful leaders must do hasn’t changed over the years. What’s changed is how they must do it. While technology has made it easier than ever to stay connected, it has also made the leader’s job that much more complex. RLIexists to help organizations and leaders understand and succeed despite these changes.
Going to War Against the Email Monster
Although RLI has many great initiatives underway such as their Remote Leadership Certificate series, they want the Lead Change Group community to join them front and center in the war against the email monster!
RLI asks, "Considering it’s [email] used more than any other single communication tool (other than our own voices), it must be incredibly popular, right?"
We can hear you shaking your head "no" behind your screen.
A majority of people hate email. Factors like this led RLI to lead the charge against it:
There are 2.9 billion email accounts on the planet.
Worldwide, there are an estimated 210 billion email messages (personal and work-related) sent each day.
Approximately 78% of those messages are considered “spam” or unwelcome marketing.
The average office email account receives 122 emails a day.
The average email “inbox” contains 125 messages at any given time.
The top three complaints of office workers, according to multiple studies are:
The volume of email received at work
The lack of productivity due to constant interruptions and demands of email
The amount of time spent on email outside agreed-upon working hours
The average white-collar worker spends between one-third to one-half of the day in email- related activities.
83% of workers say their job would be “impossible” without email, so it’s not like it’s going away any time soon.
RLI realizes just how damaging email can be to our productivity and success. That's why they created a white paper, Stop Email Overload: 3 Simple Steps to Tame the Email Monster! that will provide you:
Simple, efficient, and valuable techniques for organization email
How to write clear, concise, and effective emails
And much more!
Getting the white paper is as simple as clicking here.
Thank you again, Remote Leadership Institute, for your support of the Lead Change Group!
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Paula Kiger lives in Tallahassee, FL, and believes her Twitter bio says it best: Wife of one, Mom of two, Friend of many. She is a nonprofit sector editor for SmartBrief. You can find her on Twitter at @biggreenpen. Paula has a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Human Systems from Florida State University. She enjoys advocating for causes such as Shot at Life, which helps children around the world have access to immunizations.