Xobni, makers of an Outlook plug-in that improves your email contacts and analytics, did a little analysing of their own through a survey of 2200 US workers and more in the UK. The results are anything but happy.
Among Americans, 72 per cent check their email on holidays, sick days and in bed, with one in five stating that checking email is the first thing they do in the morning or last thing right before bed. Half of those who check email outside work hours said they also check their email during holidays, and that’s likely because 26 per cent of respondents said they felt overwhelmed and unproductive from the volume of email received while gone. Priority Inbox, you couldn’t come soon enough.