Work emails are a nuisance for most employees; whether they are to chase a colleague on a task, to set out a meeting agenda or prompt a client to get in touch, composing them and reading them takes up a large portion of the working day. Not only that, but they can also distract us away from our workloads and the important tasks we have set out, encouraging us to procrastinate and put off responsibilities. This has been echoed in research by The McKinsey Global Institute, which found that an average employee spends 13 hours a week reading and responding to emails. This equates to a total of 660 hours spent on completely reactive, low value work. READ MORE Could AI make you more likeable at work? These email interruptions can also have a drastic impact on productivity. In fact, a study by...
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