On Today in Amarillo, we spoke with Dr. Trevor Watkins from West Texas A&M about his recent research that states workers are more likely to send out rude emails if they have a lack of sleep.
A two-week study of 131 workers sought to measure “cyber incivility”, or electronic violations that would violate workplace norms of mutual respect.
At 7 am each workday, the research team sent participants a morning survey, which included a measure of how much the participants slept, and an end-of-day survey was sent at 4 pm each workday, measuring fatigue, incivility, and other variables.
Participants completed a total of 945 morning surveys and 843 afternoon surveys.
The results showed that when workers did not get enough sleep, they were more likely to experience self-regulatory fatigue and engage in cyber incivility.
You can read more about the study here.