60 per cent millennials say unread emails make them anxious: survey

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The first app that they check on their phone upon waking up, 59 pc chose WhatsApp, 29 pc mentioned social media apps.

The findings also reveal some interesting insights on how emails affect employee productivity. (Photo: Pixabay)

Bangalore: Hiver, a leading email collaboration solution for teams, conducted a survey with over 600 Millennials in India to understand their work email behavior patterns.

Millennials across the globe today are increasingly getting hooked on to the practice of keeping their inbox empty/near-empty at all times - popularly known as ‘Inbox Zero.’ Hiver, through the survey, set out to gauge the Millennials’ email checking habits. The survey reveals that more than 60 pewr cent of Millennials in India feel anxious when they see unread emails in their inbox.

The survey also revealed that as many as 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. 

When asked about the first app that they check on their phone upon waking up, 59 per cent chose WhatsApp, 29 per cent mentioned social media apps such as Instagram and Facebook, and only 9 per cent said emails. 

The findings also reveal some interesting insights on how emails affect employee productivity. As many as 63 per cent Millennials agreed that long emails hampered their workplace productivity, and that they preferred them to be shorter and ‘to the point’. Another 60 per cent interestingly said that emails can be a good substitute for workplace meetings.

Commenting on the survey, Niraj Ranjan Rout, CEO and Co-founder of Hiver, said, “At Hiver, our goal is to reduce the stress caused by cluttered or badly managed inboxes. We help teams collaborate better on group inboxes like info@, support@ by minimizing the usage of forwards and CCs - a huge contributor to inbox clutter.” 

Hiver transforms Gmail into a collaboration platform. It helps teams manage shared email accounts by giving every incoming email an owner and a status. Built on top of Gmail, Hiver can be used by different teams to manage incoming emails.

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