E-mail provides organizations with detailed and timely information that cuts across hierarchical levels and departmental boundaries. The speed, asynchronicity and "one-to-many" aspects of e-mail can lead to efficiencies such as reduced office administration leading to both time saving and management rewards. At the same time, e-mail might create information overload, e.g., when information exceeds the worker's ability to process it. E-mail effect on work performance is bound to (a) e-mail features -quantity, scope, and intensity; (b) individual level characteristics; and (c) organizational context. Different profiles of these aspects enhance or reduce work effectiveness (positive work performance) while at the same time generate work stress and distress (negative work performance).
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Cyber Behavior|
|Number of pages||11|
|State||Published - 2012|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Social Sciences(all)