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Overwhelmed With Work Emails and Messages? Follow These Strategies to Manage Communications The endless stream of work messages keeps it very hard to retain information and context. Better communication tools can help us from spiraling out of control.

By Kumar Rajan Edited by Micah Zimmerman

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The rapid change of communication that has brought geographically dispersed teams together has changed how teams work. People from all over the world can now collaborate and deliver work with unprecedented speed. Unfortunately, this increased work speed has also led to information overload and stress among team members. The recent Microsoft Work Trends Index 2022 found the average Microsoft Teams user now sends 42% more chats per person after hours.

This is not sustainable. The endless streams of work messages never stop and the silos of information created from separate but related communications make it very hard to keep up with information and retain context.

Better communication tools are needed to prevent this problem from spiraling out of control.

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