Hiver’s latest survey that set out to gauge the Millennials’ email checking habits reveals that more than 60 percent of Millennials in India feel anxious when they see unread emails in their inbox.
Millennials across the globe today are increasingly getting hooked on the practice of keeping their inbox empty/near-empty at all times - popularly known as ‘Inbox Zero.’ In fact, as per the survey, 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.
Further, the survey also highlights other digital habits of millennials.
When asked about the first app that they check on their phone upon waking up, 59 percent chose WhatsApp, 29 percent mentioned social media apps such as Instagram and Facebook, and only 9 percent said emails.
Such emerging trends challenge the leaders to revisit their strategy to communicate with their employees. Email, the most important source to connect with the employees and peers internally and externally, is proving to be less of an asset and more of a liability.
The findings reveal some interesting insights on how emails affect employee productivity. As many as 63 percent Millennials agreed that long emails hampered their workplace productivity, and that they preferred them to be shorter and ‘to the point’. But then there are a bunch (60 percent) other millennial professionals, who feel emails can be a good substitute for workplace meetings.