Another report has been published that shows that workers globally are addicted to their email. No surprise there.

This addiction – which not only causes stress, dents productivity and leaves staff feeling overwhelmed – has been identified in a recent study for the American Psychological Association.

The need for humans to respond immediately to incoming mail (which is heightened with the stimulus of an audible or visual alert) leads to disorganisation, poor prioritisation and unclear communication. Sound familiar?

Interestingly the report found that too that if emails are poorly written, the recipients feel the need to respond even more quickly. This leads to proliferation of copies and unnecessary email exchanges.

The ability to prioritise emails is also adversely affected. Often workers forget to use other ways of communicating such as face to face meetings or telephone calls.

If you recognise any of all of the above behaviours in your teams why not make 2015 the year you finally make a real and effective change.

An Emailogic programme changes the email culture in organisations which suffer from ineffective email practices – in just 90 minutes – and for only £40 per person.

Additional learning resources (videos, quizzes, guidelines and tip sheets) ensure that changed behaviour are maintained and email becomes what it was originally designed for – a simple, quick and productive way of communicating.