We’ve scoured the earth for studies on email overload and interruptions. Here’s what we found.
The average person spends 28% of the workweek reading and responding to email
– The McKinsey Global Institute found that an average employee spends 13 hours a week reading and responding to email. That’s by far the most time-consuming work activity at 28% of our work time.
– This equates to 650 hours a year spent on completely reactive, low-value work.
– Key takeaway: Email overload is a global epidemic.