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Monica Seeley

Expert in reducing email overload to improve business performance and well-being

Dr Monica Seeley, founder of Mesmo Consultancy, is an international expert on email best practice and especially how to reduce email overload. Monica enables organisations and individuals to improve business and personal performance, communications and well-being through managing their use of email more effectively. Monica is a Visiting Fellow at Sir John Cass Business School, City University and Bournemouth University Business School. Her research includes the gender differences and digital media, the future of email and the use of social technology to improve communications. The media frequently seeks Dr Seeley’s opinion on the effective use of electronic communications and especially email. She has contributed to BBC programmes, the Financial Times, The Guardian and has a guest blog on She is Secretary and a Director of the Information Overload Research Group (IORG). She has written four books on email management including 'Brilliant Email' and 'Taking Control of The Inbox' (published in February 2016)

Digital Detox - the Business Imperative

Many Millenials now complain that they don't have sufficient sex according to a recent US report. I wonder why, because this contradicts the perception of the Millenials as the 'hook-up' generation.
08/08/2016 12:35 BST

Think Outside the Inbox - Keeping Pace With Technology

In my 40+ years in science and technology, it feels as though the pace of technological change has never been faster and wrought more upheaval than now and especially in my own field of electronic communications.
26/11/2014 12:50 GMT

Declare Email Bankruptcy to Avoid Vacation Email Overload

For many the most stressful aspect of taking a proper vacation is the horror of returning to hundreds even thousands of unread emails... What are your options? ... declare email bankruptcy, delete the lot and wait for someone to re-contact you about anything either urgent or important.
11/08/2014 12:26 BST

No Emails Please After 6pm We Are Europeans Too

Over the past few months much has been written about how stressed people are at work. The number of days off due to stress related conditions has risen over the past three years and now costs UK business about £70billion each year in lost productivity.
21/04/2014 16:57 BST

Quiet Email Etiquette to Gain Attention

Here are my top seven tips on how to write quiet emails which convey our point just as Klee used muted paints to revolutionize the art of his time - (Bauhaus period) yet still make us sit up and take note.
26/02/2014 10:41 GMT

More Sex Less Email

Feeling that we must stay connected is now impacting on our sex lives according to results from The National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal). As laptops and mobile devices make their way into the bedroom their owners are enjoying less sex than a decade ago.
19/12/2013 11:51 GMT

How Safe Is Your Business' Reputation With Your New Joiners?

Does email etiquette matter these days? Over the next few months lots of bright young things will be joining your workforce many of whom will be working in the 'real world' for the very first time. This digital generation (the Millennials) will be very technically adept but few will have much experience of how to leverage the technology to improve business and productivity.
13/09/2013 13:06 BST

Is it OK to Disconnect on Vacation?

If you ask those who stay connected why they do so, most say they feel they must. Probe deeper and ask either is it part of their job description/corporate policy or did their boss say they must. Most say no to both questions. So why do we stay connected? There are a number of reasons...
22/08/2013 10:21 BST