The War on Email
Look Back Later and See Not Just a Manic Drive to Return Emails, But a Life
Do you check your email account at 5:45 pm before you leave the office, and then instead of leaving at 6 as you planned, end up staying until 7 or 8 pm? This practice has become so commonplace in our society that we should create a verb for it. Your life doesn’t have to be ruled by this dynamic any longer.
We frequently check emails, cell-phone or Facebook messages for three primary reasons:
1) We fear something is wrong, someone is angry at us, or that we have in some way messed up, and we better keep our pulse on the stream of interaction at our fingertips 24-7 to ensure harmony is still preserved in our lives.
2) We are seeking approval from others, and, ultimately, love.
3) We subconsciously wish to avoid ourselves, and a lurking feeling of emptiness that we fear awaits us when alone.
In this breakthrough workshop, CSL will help you and/or your team members to design advanced time management strategies for our technology age that incorporate your email/online activities as one component of a greater and more holistic strategy with two chief aims:
1) To work effectively toward a mission you believe in.
2) To create meaningful relationships in your personal and professional life.
Read CSL President Anthony Silard’s article, From Face-to-Face to Facebook.
This leadership workshop will have a tremendous positive impact on:
- The capacity of your organization to raise funds for its programs
- The passion, commitment and effectiveness of your staff
- The spirit, motivation and unity of your team
Some specific results that you can expect to see are:
- Increased emotional well-being among your staff
- Greater team cohesion and morale as your team members increase their comfort with stepping away from their computers and developing their interpersonal relationships
- Increased productivity and results-orientation of your team through less time wasted on non-work-related online distractions and an enhanced capacity to focus on mission-driven tasks and responsibilities
- An enhanced capacity of your team for innovation as they spend less time online and more time thinking ‘out of the box’ to develop and refine programs for your organization
- More honesty and authenticity among managers and staff, yielding improved work communication, more teamwork and better results
- Improved internal communication between and within departments
- More patience among managers and improved managerial capacity and emotional resilience to handle ‘difficult staff’
- Many more staff who connect with the passion of the leader and are willing to work hard toward a mission they easily understand and believe in
- Managers and staff who ‘bounce back’ from challenges more quickly and maintain their focus on the organizational mission and goals