When I think about other people and what their email-at-work situation is like, I imagine them on email threads with their co-workers and responding to requests from their bosses or managers.
But I wonder how accurate that is? Is that just some weird manifestation of my mind? I’ve literally never had a professional job like that.
At my current job at CodePen, if I’m talking with co-workers it’s either:
- On Zoom
- In Slack
- Documents/comments in Notion
- On GitHub (which might produce emails and/or Slack notifications)
Nobody emails me like “Hey where is that TPS report?”
It’s not that email isn’t involved, it’s just different. It might be from other companies we work with. A response to a support request at our payroll company. Coordinating a quarterly meeting with investors. Emailing a related company to brainstorm integration ideas. There is just literally near-zero communication via email among co-workers.
So that’s something I am going to want to learn more about — how much of people’s email load is from internal communications from where they work? If someone feels overwhelmed and bummed out by email, is that the major cause?