The 'Happy Friday!' greeting has been revealed as one of the most annoying email habits of 2022.
Using all capital letters in your message or saying, 'not sure if you saw my last email' were also included in the list of irritating habits.
The survey by HR Buddy, also found 2 in 3 admitted to checking work email outside of working hours.
Over 90% said they spend between one and three hours a day on emails.
Top 3 most annoying email habits:
- USING CAPITAL LETTERS FOR THE WHOLE EMAIL
- CC’ing people that do not need to be involved
- Using emojis
Top 3 most annoying common phrases in emails:
- Not sure if you saw my last email
- Just looping in
- As previously stated
Founder and CEO of HR Buddy, Damien McCarthy, says remote and hybrid working has affected how we use email, "one of the most annoying habits is CCing people into an email and they don't need to be CC'd in at all."
It seems that an awful lot of us are CC'ing people into emails when they don't actually need to be there."
"I suppose that might come out of the insecurity of 2022, as we returned to the workplace after Covid and so on, and having a mixed up form of working. Maybe managers weren't sure and were worried about communications within teams."