Email Deluge Swamping Worker Efficiency: Varonis
While this article speaks of people "sorting, filing, flagging and tagging", we are left to wonder, what about proper training for these people in the use of their email clients? There are rules that will dramatically help with these things.
Personally, I recently went through an unplanned email migration. I now have rules for everything. So my inbox is primarily filled with real business communications, while the rest of my email filters down to one of my many other folders to be viewed and browsed later. The truth is, only a small presentation of our email requires immediate attention. So, we should deal with it that way. -Ed.
Surging numbers of emails cause workers to spend countless hours sorting, filing, flagging and tagging instead of focusing on action items, according to a survey of nearly 100 organizations by data governance software provider Varonis.
The study, which questioned employees about their digital habits and vices, found that nearly a quarter receive between 100 and 1,000 emails. One in 10 workers now faces more than 10,000 emails in their inbox. The problem has grown so bad that 43 percent of those surveyed said they routinely abandon their inboxes altogether in favor of a virtual coffee break.
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