The data, compiled by job board CV-Library, surveyed 1,100 UK workers to find out their views on workplace emails. Interestingly, 73.2% said that they believe that they continue to remain professional when communicating via email – no matter who they’re being sent to, however, from the survey came a list of the worst email mistakes.
- Sending inappropriate content (90.7%)
- Sending kisses (64.6%)
- Not addressing people by their name (43.8%)
- Not signing off an email correctly (38.7%)
- Blind copying people into the email (29.1%)
- Copying in a manager just to get a response (16.6%)
- Sending read receipts (11.5%)
- Flagging the email as high importance (10%)
Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, commented, “It’s no secret that sending inappropriate content over email is a no-go in the workplace. That said, it’s interesting to hear that other small common occurrences are bugging UK workers, not to mention the fact that the majority appear to take a more formal approach to their communications.
“It’s always important to remember that the workplace is a professional environment, and while interaction through technology is increasingly becoming more and more instant, the traditional rules still apply.”