Firm goes email-free to cut staff stress

Study showed emailing instead of talking stresses people out

(ANSA) - Milan, November 9 - An Italian company announced Monday that has decided to go email-free for a week to cut stress levels among its employees.
    Gabel, which specialises in quality textiles for the home, commissioned a study to find out what made employees stressed out during the working day.
    After a series of in-depth interviews with staff, it emerged that a large number of internal emails greatly contributed to stress levels in the office.
    As a result, the company decided in an experimental capacity to ask employees to refrain from sending internal emails from Monday to next Friday. This will hopefully force staff into talking to each other more, foster a collaborative attitude and reducing stress levels, the company said.


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