Can Taking An ‘E-Mail Vacation’ Grow Your Business?

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This bit of research can make a huge difference to your business results… ‘Check This Research Out’ …

Question: Can Taking An ‘E-Mail Vacation’ Grow Your Business?

RESULTS:
“You’ve got mail.” By alerting you as soon as mail arrives, a constantly open
e-mail window keeps you on your toes, right? …

Actually, a new study finds that closing your in-box (and I would imagine that the same could be said about your mobile phone email alerts) can boost concentration and ease stress…

The research was conducted by: Gloria Mark, Stephen Voida (University of California) and Armand Cardello (US Army Natick RD&E Centre)…

With the permission of their supervisors, workers in a suburban office took
“e-mail vacations.” …

They did not check their mail for five days…

As they and their e-mail-enabled co-workers used their computers, monitors recorded their heart rates and software sensors observed when they switched from one browser window to another…

Workers with access to e-mail had constant heart rates, which indicate a state of high alert. But the heart rates of those giving up e-mail fluctuated naturally, a marker for being under less stress…

Plus, those receiving mail multitasked more: they switched from window to window twice as often as those not checking e-mail…

IMPLICATIONS: Designating times when workers check their e-mail may reduce stress and increase productivity…

Grow Business Grow ® STRATGEY:
We’ve long been showing our clients that multitasking doesn’t work…it doubles errors and it actually takes twice as long to complete the task…

I’ll cover this in another issue but multitasking is a myth…

A Harvard Business Review post says that multitasking leads to as much as a 40% drop in productivity, increased stress, and a 10% drop in IQ (Bergman, 2010).

We actually don’t multi-task…we ‘task switch’ and having less tasks to do increases the quality and speed at which we do them….

Give your employees a limited number of ‘urgent and important’ tasks with a deadline and watch productivity, job satisfaction and team work soar.

We give all of our clients a ‘Red Day® Book’ which gives them, arguably, the world’s best system of how to get more done in less time…(ask me about it, it’s in its 4 edition now) …

Oh yeah and having your email reminders open is a momentum stopper and you’re paying for the wasted time everyday…

I love my work and it’s why I don’t devote more than 24hrs a week to it…

I’ve cut out all the time wasting crap and the work I don’t enjoy doing and the time I ended up saving has gone to enjoying other projects in life . It’s what I want for you too…

Our way of doing things is unique and it’s why it produces unique results for our clients…

We would love the opportunity to help you clear your head on what is the right way for you to accelerate your business… 

We highly recommend you watch this step-by-step case study of how we grew Beefy’s Pies into a Famous Aussie Icon from a small stressed out bakery into a family owned chain. Click here to get all the insights into their success…

Or if you have heard enough about how we work with our small business owners, then let’s have an off the record chat about your current situation and see what we can do to immediately guide you…click this link to see what time best suits you.

P.S. Ask if our Boardroom Program intake is open for enrolments…It works best for business owners who see the benefit of having us on as their ‘external partner’ so that they are not alone in the day to day decisions of their business. 

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About the Author:

George Bakrnchev is a business developer, psychology double major and the Founder of The Grow Business Grow Boardroom Program - a unique program dedicated to helping business owners break free from working long hours for very little return. He says that if working hard was the key to success, then those who work the hardest would have the most - look around you: they don't!
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