What is adminispam?
Adminispam is a slang term that refers to messages from managers or executives within an organization that are sent to the majority of employees, regardless of whether the information is relevant to the work of a particular employee. Adminispam is a by-product of an attempt by an organization's management to be involved in all facets of the business and to ensure that communication channels remain open. Unfortunately, adminispam is usually a one-way channel that floods employee inboxes with meaningless messages.
Adminispam is short for Administrative Spam and generally has two possible causes:
1. The person doing the sending the message doesn't know the problem, project, or department well enough to know who to send an email to. Hence, she decides to send them out to everyone just to be sure.
2. Executives want to appear important or active, so they send bulk emails rather than targeted emails to relevant people.
It is possible that Adminispam has existed in the mind since the time of the written memo, but the introduction of organizational email practically guarantees the presence of Adminispam in employees' inboxes.