Employees Productivity

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Can employee productivity be judged by the volume of their emails?

How did the world function before email?

 Younger readers of this post will have a hard time answering this question. Even the less young ones, like Michael*, a 50-year-old salesman with Grapheme Interactive, a London advertising agency have a difficult time replying. Yet, the volume of email he receives makes his workday a nightmare. And it has the same effect on his colleagues and partners.

 The world of advertising is hectic. At Grapheme Interactive, everyone complains about being over-stretched. The pressure is immense, especially since the agency has lost a lot of pitches recently to small, hyper-reactive agencies. Michael does not like this situation and he feels that he can’t stop working for even a minute. Fortunately, he has a long weekend coming up to […]

By | 2017-12-12T15:48:17+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Tags: |

How long should it take you to reply?

When email was introduced in companies at the end of the 1980s, big promises were made: Less paper on desks, faster circulation of information and higher productivity. Natasha*, a wealth manager at Worth & Worthful, is too young to have been around in that era. What she knows, however, is that answering an email can take a long time.

It is Natasha’s second anniversary at Worth & Worthful where she had really flourished. To celebrate, she had asked Thomas, her new boyfriend, to a top restaurant in town. But for three days, her SMS invitation has remained unanswered. What could this silence mean? Natasha knew all too well that 90% of text messages are read within three minutes of being […]

By | 2017-12-12T15:28:16+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Tags: , |
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