*This blog post is excerpted from an article I originally wrote for Zenefits. You can find the full article here.
When was the last time you opened your email inbox at work and found nothing but clear, useful messages? If you’re like most people, you probably can’t remember. Research shows that most people spend 13 hours of their workweek dealing with emails. But only 38% of the emails that end up in their inboxes are actually important and relevant to their jobs. This inefficient communication is a huge drain on productivity.
Other avenues for communication in the workplace share similar stories. You know all those long, mandatory meetings you’re forced to sit through? According to a 2015 survey, 46 percent of employees say they rarely leave the meeting knowing exactly what to do next. And a Gallup poll revealed that 74% of employees say they are missing out on important company news.
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