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      How to Manage Your Inbox: Is a Once a Day Strategy Best?

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      27th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2013) (HCI)

      Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2013)

      9 - 13 September 2013

      Email overload, email strategies, personal informatics, work-life balance

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          Abstract

          Many people are overloaded by the amount of email they receive. Because of this, a considerable amount of time can be spent every day managing one’s inbox. Previous work has shown that people adopt different strategies for managing their inbox. However, there has been little work examining how the choice of email management strategy impacts the total time that one gives to email activities each day. In the current study seven academics spent one week trying out different email management strategies: either a once–a–day strategy or a frequent strategy. Data on the amount of time spent managing email and subjective feelings towards each strategy were gathered. Results suggest that a once a day email management strategy may be effective in reducing the total time spent dealing with email.

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          The Time Famine: Toward a Sociology of Work Time

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                Contributors
                Conference
                September 2013
                September 2013
                : 1-6
                Affiliations
                [ 1 ]UCL Interaction Centre

                University College London

                London WC1E 6BT UK
                [ 2 ]Department of Computing

                City University London

                London EC1V 0HB UK
                Article
                10.14236/ewic/HCI2013.29
                © Adam Bradley et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. 27th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2013), Brunel University, London, UK

                This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

                27th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2013)
                HCI
                27
                Brunel University, London, UK
                9 - 13 September 2013
                Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
                Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2013)
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                Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
                Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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                Electronic Workshops in Computing

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