As a Virtual Assistant who specialises in Admin management, I understand the importance of effective communication in the workplace.
One aspect of this is managing your emails. While it may seem efficient to send emails at all hours of the day and night, this practice can actually have negative effects on both your own well-being, your colleagues or your clients.
We live in a world where the traditional 9-5 workday is becoming less and less common. However, this does not mean that we should sacrifice our personal lives for the sake of work. By scheduling your emails within office hours, you can help establish a healthy work-life balance for yourself and your colleagues.
You can create clear boundaries between work and personal time. This helps prevent burnout and allows you to fully disconnect from work when you're not in the office. Keep in mind as well that sending emails outside of office hours can cause unnecessary stress for your colleagues who may feel obligated to respond immediately (off course on this, you could argue that is their responsibilities to reply or not - see Article).
What do you think?
Would you see sending/scheduling emails only within traditional office hours as a way to:
Boost your well-being and establish a healthy work-life balance and prevent burnout.
Respect your colleagues by being mindful of their personal time.
Increase productivity by fully disconnecting from work and return to the office feeling refreshed and energized.
While it may seem like a small change, scheduling your emails within office hours can have a big impact on your overall well-being and productivity.
So the next time you're tempted to fire off an email at midnight, think twice and schedule it for the morning instead. Your mind (and your colleagues) will thank you.
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