Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday April 29, 2014

Email Is Killing You

E-mail is the silent killer. I'm not kidding. I'm not kidding. You are slowly being buried by your inbox. wink

A 2012 survey by the Center for Creative Leadership found that 60 percent of smartphone-using professionals kept in touch with work for a full 13.5 hours per day, and then spent another 5 hours juggling work email each weekend. That's 72 hours a week of job-related contact. Another survey of 1,000 workers by Good Technology, a mobile-software firm, found that 68 percent checked work email before 8 a.m., 50 percent checked it while in bed, and 38 percent "routinely" did so at the dinner table. Fully 44 percent of working adults surveyed by the American Psychological Association reported that they check work email daily while on vacationآ—about 1 in 10 checked it hourly.