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Infographic: Email: Friend or Foe?


Many companies and employees consider e-mail the lifeblood to work productivity. They check it repeatedly while they are at the office. And, thanks to mobile technology, many employees take their e-mails home with them and according to one source, check them while on vacation, or at weddings, or even from the bathroom. But is e-mail really the great productivity tool or is it really just putting undue stress and distractions on overworked and overwhelmed employees.

A number of recent studies have shown tangible links between email and stress, and between email and distracted employees. Other factors like poorly crafted e-mails or the time it takes to a respond to e-mail has shown to adversely affect some employees. Our infographic takes aim at the issue and tries to help sort out some answers. Learn more about the pros and cons of constant e-mail exposure.


Survey Warns of E-Mail Stress, USA Today, July 2010
Email Addiction Causes Employees to Engage in Inappropriate and Risky Behavior, FierceMobileIt, February 2010
The State of Spam in 2012 and What You Can Do About It, ADOTAS, March 2012

For a complete list of sources, please view the infographic.


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