Thursday, December 14 2017
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Constant email notifications are a source of stress

Constant email notifications are a source of stress

Due to technology enabling people to be at their email's constant beck and call, a culture has developed where people must feel they are constantly available for work. As a result, an 'unwritten organisational etiquette' has become ingrained in the workplace and employees have developed habits which negatively impact on their emotional well-being. Studies have found that continuously checking and reading emails due to a 'push notification' feature which alerts users to new messages even when they are not in their Mail app, prompts signs of tension and worry.