‘Inbox Zero’ is Stressing Employees Who are Returning to Work

Press Story: ‘Inbox Zero’ is Stressing Employees Who are Returning to Work, Google Search Data Reveals

Training provider MBM analysed Google trends, and the insight reveals that as people return to work in late September ‘Inbox zero’ is at its most searched for 18 months. Take a look at the inbox zero method.

People are worried about the fight to get their inbox to zero, and google’s search trends data highlights just how keen people are to achieve this.

University of California Confirms the Stress of Emails

“The longer one spends on email in [a given] hour the higher is one’s stress for that hour” – Concluded the University of California reported when they hooked-up 40 office workers to wireless heart rate monitors for twelve days

(Source: Researchgate and NewYorker ).

33 One-Sentence Email Tools to Help Relieve the Stress

The CEO of MBM said that, ‘People find themselves often overwhelmed by their inbox because they feel chained to it. Emails are the modern warfare for an office worker, and trying to get their email inbox to zero is a daily grind. We offer these 33 one-sentence email tools to help relieve the stress: https://www.makingbusinessmatter.co.uk/email-tools/ ‘.

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Additional Context

Each worker receives 121 emails per day. That’s one every 4-minutes, and if their email notifications are turned on, then that’s an interruption every 4-minutes. We call it the ‘4-Minute Badger’: https://www.makingbusinessmatter.co.uk/turn-off-email-notifications/

I hope these insights are helpful to your audience.

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For Readers of This Article Exclusively

Getting your emails to zero is hard, and it can feel like a never-ending battle. Plus, no one has taught us how to get our emails to zero whilst attending meetings, calls, projects, tasks, etc, etc. The answer has no silver bullet and requires a change in behaviour which is easier said than done. But, this article on inbox zero method will help. In addition, this video will offer a new way to manage your emails.

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