Email – once heralded as an amazing, innovative tool is now frequently cursed and dreaded. Yes, the love affair with this communication tool is over. If you’re looking to capture lost hours in your day, take a closer look at your email habits. Here are three pieces of data that may motivate you to begin making change.
The average information worker–basically anyone at a desk–loses 2.1 hours of productivity every day to interruptions and distractions, according to Basex, an IT research and consulting firm.
Computer chip giant Intel has estimated that e-mail overload can cost large companies as much as $1 billion a year in lost employee productivity.
Each day a typical office employee checks e-mail 50 times according to RescueTime, a firm that develops time-management software.