Published: 24th January 2020
Two in five millennials feel uncomfortable if they aren't able to check their work email for 3-4 hours
The findings also reveal some interesting insights on how emails affect employee productivity. As many as 63 per cent millennials agreed that long emails hampered their workplace productivity
Millennials across the globe today are increasingly getting hooked on to the practice of keeping their inbox empty/near-empty at all times - popularly known as ‘Inbox Zero.’ Hiver, through a survey, set out to gauge the Millennials’ email checking habits. The survey reveals that more than 60 per cent of millennials in India feel anxious when they see unread emails in their inbox. Hiver conducted a survey with over 600 Millennials in India to understand their work email behaviour patterns.
The survey also revealed that as many as 2 in 5 millennials get extremely uncomfortable if they haven't been able to check their work email for 3-4 hours at a stretch. When asked about the first app that they check on their phone upon waking up, 59 per cent chose WhatsApp, 29 per cent mentioned social media apps such as Instagram and Facebook, and only 9 per cent said emails.
The findings also reveal some interesting insights on how emails affect employee productivity. As many as 63 per cent millennials agreed that long emails hampered their workplace productivity and that they preferred them to be shorter and ‘to the point’. Another 60 per cent of them interestingly said that emails can be a good substitute for workplace meetings.
Hiver transforms Gmail into a collaboration platform. It helps teams manage shared email accounts by giving every incoming email an owner and a status. Built on top of Gmail, Hiver can be used by different teams to manage incoming emails. Niraj Ranjan Rout, CEO and Co-founder of Hiver, said, “At Hiver, our goal is to reduce the stress caused by cluttered or badly managed inboxes. We help teams collaborate better on group inboxes like info@, support@ by minimizing the usage of forwards and CCs - a huge contributor to inbox clutter.”