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Advice: ignore emails outside work hours

Advice: ignore emails outside work hours
Article Type:
News
Publication Date:
2016-01-08
Jurisdiction:
International

People Management reports that research conducted by the Future Work Centre in the UK has found a link between personality and perceived stress caused by out of hours email communications.

Based on a survey of 2,000 people across industries, sectors and job roles, the You've Got Mail report concluded that less confident people experience greater interference between work and home than those who think of themselves in a more positive way.

Perceived email pressure was found to be highest in IT and marketing, PR, media and internet sectors.

Professor Cary Cooper, President of the UK's Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), recommended that organisations have policies preventing email access outside of working hours, with management leading by example.

Dr Richard MacKinnon, insight director of the Future Work Centre said, "the habits we develop, the emotional reactions we have to messages and the unwritten organisational etiquette around email, combine into a toxic source of stress which could be negatively impacting our productivity and wellbeing.”

Read the full story here.

 

 

People Mentioned:
Professor Cary Cooper, Dr Richard MacKinnon
Organisations Mentioned:
Future Work Centre, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
Reference No:
160108CA-9080

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