The Inbox Day
The Inbox Day is observed next on Friday, February 10th, 2023 (5 days from today).
The Inbox Day is observed the second Friday in February since 2013.
History of The Inbox Day
The first time of The Inbox Day is in the first Friday of February in 2012. However, it is chosen to celebrate on the second Friday in February later. Moreover, the official origin and the creator is unknown. Every days we receive a lot of emails or messages. Maybe we do not have enough time to read them. As a result, there is a holiday to remind people to spend time read inbox.
Email status of office staffs
Researchers have found that the average worker spends two and a half hours writing emails every day.
One poll found that more than a quarter of most employees' time is wasted sending, receiving or sorting emails instead of doing their job.
That means workers each year spend about 81 working days hunched over their computers - frequently emailing others in the office.
Research towards the tech-driven culture has taken over where timing is important, no matter how much work you actually do.
The poll is conducted by the respected McKinsey Global Institute and is based on a typical 46-hour workweek.
Assuming an employee spends 13 hours per week on email, that's 28% of the time they work.
By comparison, employees spend only 6.4 hours per week or 14% of their time 'internal communication and collaboration'.
According to McKinsey, making changes to the way people use computers like using more social networks can make them up to 25% more productive.
The findings are the latest in a series of polls that question whether the computer revolution is really a good thing.
A recent survey found that a typical workday runs from 7am to 7pm because employees are checking work email on their phones outside of office hours.
In a separate poll, half of bosses admitted that their most productive time was sitting in the car on their way to work because they weren't too distracted.
Relationships expert Jean Hannah Edelstein says email has its place but it should be used with care because it "cuts us off from people".
She said: 'It can cut through essential aspects of communication that are only possible through direct contact, like tone of voice, facial expressions and body language.
'Chat in person for the first time is the best way to get to the heart of any issue.
"If you're emailing the people sitting next to you, maybe it's time to think again."
Ms. Edelstein added that some people also use email to avoid a difficult conversation or a confrontation.
"Switching to email can even escalate a conflict, such as if you're writing a lengthy email about something that could easily be clarified and sorted through a live chat," she says. "
How to celebrate The Inbox Day
The greatest way to observe The Inbox Day is to spend time for your inbox. You can check and read all unread email. Moreover, let arrange and classify it suitably.
Don’t forget sharing your activities on this day to social media by using the hashtag #TheInboxDay to spread and encourage all people get involved.
ObservedThe Inbox Day has been observed the first Friday in February (2012) | the second Friday in February (since 2013).
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