There’s no doubt that email has become an invaluable tool for communication and collaboration in the workplace. However, writing for Forbes.com, Jacob Morgan warns that it has its limitations and the widespread reach of email is both its greatest strength and its biggest weakness.
To reinforce his argument, Morgan highlights five ways that email is having a detrimental effect on the lives of employees all over the world:
1) Too much email. Morgan points out that, according to research, approximately 90 billion business emails are sent every day. What’s more, we spend between 25% and 50% of our working day using email and 39% of users regularly check, send and receive emails outside of working hours. According to the author, it takes employees approximately 16 minutes to refocus on their tasks after dealing with email.