Well maybe not to all of them, but certainly the ones that aren’t offering you value.

We all know what it’s like to be a slave to your inbox. Those who spend all day answering and writing emails not only feel overwhelmed, they are also facing constant interruptions which stops their ability to focus on what’s important. Be it creative thinking, strategy or even their friends and family.

205 billion emails were sent and received worldwide every single day in 2015. Traditional email inboxes have become repositories that are being used as never-ending to do lists. Most messages we receive follow someone else’s agenda, not our own. But what’s even worse is that with these traditional inboxes, all messages are created equal.

Read more “Email issues? Just stop replying”

Why the 2nd January is the most important day of the year.

Happy New Year!

New Year’s Day — despite the inevitable sore head, ringing in the new year is a chance to see the world all shiny and new. A fresh start. An opportunity to make changes to your life that will see you happier, richer, slimmer and fitter this time next year? Possibly.

Read more “Why the 2nd January is the most important day of the year.”


If you haven’t seen the footage of the Brownlee brothers competing in Sunday night’s World Triathlon Series, you must be living under a rock.

In the final metres of the race, younger sibling Jonny was suffering from exhaustion and heat stroke, looking likely to pass out at any moment. Brother Alistair came from behind, witnessed the scene and immediately scooped his brother up, supporting him to the finish line. And if that was enough for our hearts — as the pair reached the end of the race, Alistair flung his brother ahead of himself ensuring Jonny would win silver while he would be placed third.

Read more “A Helping Hand: Why Entrepreneurs Need to Think Like A Brownlee Brother”


Earlier in the month, Ofcom released the 2016 Communications Market Report where it was reported that fifteen million UK internet users had admitted to taking a digital detox due to tech information overload. According to their statistics, the population is so overwhelmed by digital information we need to detox from our digital lives, deactivate our Facebook accounts and stop checking emails.
Read more “Digital Detox? As Every Yo-Yo Dieter Knows, Extreme Diets Will Always End In A Binge”

Email growth statistics

In today’s digital world full of noise, competing technologies and time-zapping apps, the current generation of always-on Millennials are craving organisation.

We can already see how they are drowning in information overload; constantly checking into their social channels and using instant messaging systems for 24/7 communication.

Email is the premier form of online communication from Boomers to Gen Y using it and work and play, more recently alongside the slow spread of newer concepts such as Slack. Email usage figures prove this, with numbers of email accounts only set to grow – a predicted 5.59 billion by 2019 according to the Radicati Group (2015).

Read more “Will Generation Z be the death of email?”


Whether it’s work or personal messages we’re viewing on our computers, smartphones or tablets, there’s no doubt communication overload is a global epidemic. Whether it be through email, social media sites or messaging platforms, we are always contactable, reachable and ‘on’.

One communication tool has taken the brunt of the blame for this overload of communication; email. New kids on the block like messaging services and social media sites have been quick to cash in on the idea that email is dying a death and we need to look for other ways to communicate online, and fast. And this is just wrong.

Read more “Has the world reached communication overload?”


Are you a student with a passion for cutting edge technology?
Want to see how a startup operates from the inside?
Do you love fast-paced problem-solving?

What is it?
We invite you to take part in a weeklong challenge in 4th Office’s London headquarters at SecondHome. Working in teams of 3, successful applicants will be tasked with solving a real-world tech or programming problem, under the mentorship of the 4th Office team, including among others an ex-Google product manager and Microsoft and SAP engineers.

Read more “The 4th Office London Challenge”


We’ve all experienced FOMO – or fear of missing out – at some point in our lives, but it’s something that flexible workers will feel more often than most. Working away from the office can often mean worrying more about missing out on really important stuff, as well as having concerns about being disconnected from company culture.

Read more “How to avoid FOMO at work”

Rags Vadali

Rags Vadali, the former product manager of Google’s YouTube,responsible for monetisation, has joined the 4th Office team as he believes the service has the potential to change the way people communicate with each other. Before joining 4th Office Mr. Vadali worked for the Spanish social network Tuenti and amongst other successful startup companies in Europe.
Read more ““What we are trying to do, is something that has the potential to change the way people communicate.””