18 Jul 2021

Work is a constant battle against our inboxes and the true impact it is having on our productivity and mental health is shocking…

  1. By 2019 the average worker was sending and receiving 126 business emails per day, which works out about one message every four minutes. (Radicati Group Inc, Email Statistics Report 2015-19)
  2. Knowledge workers self-report spending more than three hours a day sending and receiving business emails. (Adobe, “2018 Consumer Email Survey”)
  3. A study by the University of California, Irvine, found the average number of daily inbox checks at one large company was 77, but some employees racked up as many as 400. (University of California, Irvine)
  4. 84% of users keep their email up in the background at all times. (Gloria Mark, University of California)
  5. Productivity software company RescueTime determined that its users checked email or instant messaging services such as Slack every six minutes. (RescueTime)

The future of work is increasingly cognitive. To succeed we need to free up time beyond our inboxes to do ‘real’ work once again. Find out more here about how you can fix your own email behaviour and that of your company’s with our 1-hour Intensive …