In recent months there appears to have been a proliferation of articles describing peoples attempts to work without email (you can read some here and here). We know that this movement is in response to the overwhelming volume of incoming email but we ask if it's really the answer. We believe that managing the flow well is better than turning off the tap.
We've seen a lot of statistics published in the last year about the growing amount of information available and the impact it has on individuals and businesses. There are three stats we wanted to look at more closely.
Employee stress levels are increased when their inboxes grow by more than 50 messages a day... source
46.9% of respondents unable to answer all email... source
35% of knowledge workers suffer from health problems traceable back to information overload... source