Two million e-mails are sent every minute in the UK. That is almost three billion each day. But what is the real cost of this information overload?
E-mail was never designed for most of today’s purposes, yet it is the internet’s most enduring “killer application”. We can’t live without it, but we can’t manage it either. What are the alternatives, and why aren’t we using them yet?
Swamped by e-mail? Marc Smith, Microsoft’s research sociologist, assures you that you’re not alone. “In our survey almost two-thirds of people admit e-mail has become a problem for them – as much a source of pain as it is a tool to help them.”
As one firm bans emailing on Fridays, Bryony Gordon goes cold turkey in sympathy
As I was in the final throes of getting my most recent book into print, an employee at the publishing company sent me an e-mail message that stopped me in my tracks.
With inboxes bulging with messages and many workers dreading the daily deluge of e-mail, some companies are taking drastic action.
More than a third of workers are suffering from "email stress" as they are swamped with messages, a study shows.
Once a time-saver, the inbox has become a burden. That's why bold entrepreneurs stand to get rich fixing it, writes Business 2.0 columnist Om Malik.
Spam has been much in the news lately. If the experts are to be believed, the drudgery of deleting unsolicited email—frequently of a libidinous nature—is now impairing the nation's productivity.
On the day that the Dignity at Work Partnership launches a booklet setting out the business case for tackling bullying at work, new independent research has revealed that cyber-bullying is becoming increasingly common in the workplace.