One In Three British Employees Offended By Email At Work

A recent survey has claimed that around one in three UK workers who use email at work have admitted to becoming upset or offended after misreading the mails they receive from their colleagues.

The survey of its own kind, which was carried out by the free mail service GMX, included 1900 UK adults, notified that the offence related to work emails was very common.

Misinterpreting the colleagues’ language or various terms for phrases has been referred to as one of the most common causes behind the confusion, and both genders seem to experience this perplexity to the same extent, the survey claimed.

Overall, as many as 41 percent of the respondents said they received an email messages from a co-worker that used an offensive tone of language, over the past one year. In addition, around 71 percent of the workers notify to frequently getting saddened by having to wait for the responses to emails they have sent.

The study, dubbed as “Email and Work”, showed that whilst email has been valued high as an effective mode to communicate with co-workers and associates, the psychological impact of misinterpreting as well as offence related to work emails has been a gruesome problem for many.

Citing the same, the managing director at GMX Eva Heil said in a statement, “Whilst keeping on top of a bulging inbox is a common pressure for many workers, the research shows that unnecessary stress and upset caused by misinterpreting emails can be just as problematic.”

Our Comments

It is commonplace knowledge that you should always think twice before pressing that "send" button (either on your desktop or mobile phone). Likewise, you should certainly think twice before replying on the spot, in the spur of the moment to a particular email or message.

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