Writing emails and expecting a return in a specific time has been shown to have a negative impact on business dealings. Not only did it increase stress, it increased other negative emotions. Many other business has started a policy to not write emails at a specific time of the day to rid of the negative impact of email stress. This doesn’t only involve writing emails, but checking them and reading them. Studies have shown that this has reduced stress and increased work life balance.
- Policies may help sometimes, but they do not offer or limit stress, and anxiety.
- Overestimating various email response times has been shown to negatively impact employees and the business.
- Not sending emails during a specific time has been shown to increase mood.
“You tell people not to check — much less respond — to emails sent after normal work hours.”