London, Nov 23: An average worker wastes an hour a day sending and receiving emails, a new UK research has shown. Experts came to the conclusion after a poll of UK employees found that most do not filter or organise their emails correctly, while many of the emails that are sent do not help workers to do their jobs.
The survey was conducted on 4,000 people from 150 UK businesses. A spokesman for Expert Messaging, the communications consultants which commissioned the study, said that workers had not been given appropriate training for proper use of emails. "As a communications tool that we have all grown up with, but seldom if ever given any formal training on or provided any corporate guidelines for, it's no wonder that email is a significant sources of stress, miscommunication and inefficiency for companies and individuals," the Telegraph quoted him, as saying.
The research's findings will be released on Wednesday.