A new study that was recently conducted by two Scottish researchers revealed that a third of office workers suffer from stress related to the non-ending flow of emails arriving in their in-boxes.
Of the 177 people interviewed by the team at the University of Glasgow and the University of Paisley, 34 percent of workers felt stressed by the number of the emails they received and felt obliged to reply quickly. More than half of those surveyed said they checked their in-box more than once an hour, while 35 per cent sheepishly admitted to checking for new messages every 15 minutes.
I’m not exactly sure if 177 subjects is enough to make the results of this study relevant, so let’s do our own research. How often do you check your in-box? Are you an email junkie, and if you are, do you think this makes you less productive and more prone to suffer from stress? Let us know in the comments section below.
The curse of inbox overload (telegraph.co.uk)