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Italy: Company trials email-free working to cut stress

I applaud this initiative, emails are hateful things when misused by employees (which is like most of the time). I mean there is no reason why I should get in excess of 100 emails a day, I'm not the President

Italy: Company trials email-free working to cut stress

Trawling through emails has been found to increase employee stress

An Italian company has told staff to refrain from sending any internal emails for a week in an effort to reduce stress levels.

Home textiles company Gabel, based in the northern Como region, commissioned an expert to interview its employees about what their main concerns were at work, the local La Provincia di Como website reports. Many said that managing the huge volume of internal correspondence was a burden during the working day. That prompted the company's management to propose a solution, which - somewhat ironically - was sent to all staff in an email.
"Together we will begin the following experiment, which will take us back in time to when people talked more," managing director Emilio Colombo wrote, declaring an "email free" week until 13 November. "We invite you not to use email for internal communications (between colleagues at the same location), in favour of a more direct and immediate contact."
Several recent studies have found that a high volume of emails raises stress levels at work. In 2013, researchers said that a full inbox led to peaks in people's blood pressure and heart rate. And last year, a study at the University of British Columbia found that limiting email use during the day lowered people's stress levels "significantly".

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Re: Italy: Company trials email-free working to cut stress

That and a ridiculous number of meetings...I wonder what the productivity result of that trial will be. It seems I am the president as well 😀😀
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