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dc.contributor.authorGiurge, Laura M.
dc.contributor.authorBohns, Vanessa K.
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-24T16:34:32Z
dc.date.available2022-05-24T16:34:32Z
dc.date.issued2021-11
dc.identifier.citationGiurge, L. M., & Bohns, V. K. (2021). You don’t need to answer right away! Receivers overestimate how quickly senders expect responses to non-urgent work emails. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (167), pp. 114-128.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/111283
dc.description.abstractWorkplaces increasingly use response speed as a proxy for hard work, signaling to employees that the only way to succeed is to be “always on.” Drawing on boundary theory and egocentrism, we examine a problematic bias around expectations of response speed for work emails, namely that receivers overestimate senders’ response speed expectations to non-urgent emails sent outside normative work hours (e.g., on the weekend). We label this phenomenon the email urgency bias and document it across eight pre-registered experimental studies (N = 4,004). This bias led to discrepancies in perceived stress of receiving emails, and was associated with lower subjective well-being via greater experienced stress. A small adjustment on the sender’s side alleviated the email urgency bias (a brief note senders can add in their emails to clarify their response expectations). This paper demonstrates the importance of perspective differences in email exchanges and the need to explicitly communicate non-urgent expectations.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectwork connectivityen_US
dc.subjectboundary theoryen_US
dc.subjectsubjective well-beingen_US
dc.subjectwork-life balanceen_US
dc.subjectegocentrismen_US
dc.titleYou Don't Need to Answer Right Away! Receivers Overestimate how Quickly Senders Expect Responses to Non-Urgent Work Emailsen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dcterms.licensehttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/111275
dc.relation.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.obhdp.2021.08.002en_US
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