Study Refutes E-Mail Myth at Work
Dec 9, 10:24 AM (ET)
By ANICK JESDANUN
NEW YORK (AP) - If you're feeling inundated by e-mail at
work and think the annoyance must be universal, you're
In fact 60 percent of Americans who use e-mail at work
receive 10 or fewer messages on an average day, the
study released Sunday found. Only 6 percent receive more
The results counter a myth that employees are inundated
by e-mail as they are copied in on every response and
are continually sent notes requesting something urgent,
finding hours quickly disappearing just checking e-mail.
Three-quarters of e-mail users at work spend an hour or
less each day on e-mail. A quarter spend less than 15
minutes. Only half say e-mail volume has increased over
the past year.