Question of the Day: What's the average number of emails received daily by an office worker?
- What could all these emails possibly be about? List the types of emails that you think office workers might receive.
- If you received 87 emails a day, how would you decide which emails to respond to?
- Given that emails are an important part of an office worker's responsibilities, what skills are required to be "good" at email?
- Do you think that office workers send more texts than emails? Explain your answer.
Behind the numbers (WSJ):
You should respond quickly to all of them, right? Not so fast:
Replying to email promptly is a good thing, right? Not always. In fact, in companies whose cultures emphasize speed of response, workers are more stressed, less productive, more reactive and less likely to think strategically.
More interesting email facts below: