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Report says, Most Employees Tend to Ignore 40% Emails Daily

For the report, the data was collated from almost 1,000 email accounts of employees from across companies

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The email behaviour at the workplace highlights that a widespread misuse of email has led to unwanted inbox clutter. Pixabay

An average employee receives close to 180 emails every day and does not bother to open 40 per cent of those and even if he or she manages to open some, the reply rate is just 16 per cent, a new report revealed on Wednesday.

The email behaviour at the workplace highlights that a widespread misuse of email has led to unwanted inbox clutter, according to the email collaboration solution provider Hiver.

“Email clearly remains an essential and popular way of communicating, but there are a number of findings from the Hiver State of Email report that indicates that it is broken and requires a significant rehaul,” said Niraj Rout, co-founder and CEO of Hiver.

For the report, the data was collated from almost 1,000 email accounts of employees from across companies.

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An average employee receives close to 180 Email every day and does not bother to open 40 per cent of those. Pixabay

The biggest contributor to the inbox clutter was group emails sent to shared inboxes or distribution lists (such as info@company.com.

The report stated that 51 per cent of people received only group emails.

The report also throws light on irresponsible “Cc’ing” habit which has become a standard in virtually every email, for reasons ranging from keeping people updated on specific projects to account for their work with their managers.

Another major contributor to the inbox clutter situation was the unnecessary and excessive forwarding of emails.

Thirteen per cent of the total emails that employees receive were forwarded to them.

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Email clearly remains an essential and popular way of communicating. Pixabay

Of the emails forwarded to people, employees open 70 per cent of them but reply to only 20 per cent and of the group emails. employees open 57 per cent of them, but reply to only 14 per cent.

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“The low response and read rates for Cc and forwarded emails demonstrate that while people want to use email as a collaboration tool, it was clearly not designed for it,” Rout said. (IANS)

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Google Smartphone Pixel 5 May Have Reverse Charging Feature

In a statement, the company said it has decided not to make Pixel 4 duo available in the country

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In a statement, the company said it has decided not to make Pixel 4 duo available in the country. Pixabay

Almost a week after a purported Pixel 5 XL image had leaked with a unique-looking design language, the smartphone is likely to come with support for reverse charging.

The feature will be called Battery share in the Settings menu, and will let your Pixel 5 wirelessly charge things such as true wireless earbuds, smartwatches, and even other phones.

This feature is obviously nothing new in the mobile world, but so far no Pixel has had it, GSMArena reported on Wednesday quoting XDA Developers.

An earlier leaked image is one of three prototype renders, thus, meaning that the render we are seeing may not see the light of the day as the Google Pixel 5 smartphone.

The YouTuber showed the back of the Pixel 5 in his leak.

It looks monstrous, yes, but it ultimately won’t matter what Google does with the camera module as long as the Pixel 5 takes better photos than ever, according to BGR.

Earlier in October, Google announced the newly-launched Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones will not be available in India.

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Almost a week after a purported Pixel 5 XL image had leaked with a unique-looking design language, the smartphone is likely to come with support for reverse charging. Wikimedia Commons

In a statement, the company said it has decided not to make Pixel 4 duo available in the country.

The Google Pixel 4 has a radar sensor, dubbed Project Soli during development, and now called Motion Sense.

This allows the smartphone to support air gestures – so you can wave your hands at your phone to execute certain actions. This works on 60GHz spectrum and that was said to be the reason why the company didn’t launch the phones in India. (IANS)