Weekend Poll: How Much of Your Work Week Do You Spend on Email?

If you follow American politics, you’ll know that email has been in the news lately, and not in a good way.  Political parties aside, email is also a hot topic on the basis of just how much time it consumes in today’s offices.

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Letter Openers Replaced by Mice: Readers who were in the workforce when memos and letters were the dominant form of written business communications would likely be hard pressed to imagine your “in” basket of a few years ago containing as many hard copy communications in a full week as your monitor now does in a single day.

Expectations:  People have high expectations for timely responses to their emails. It’s all too easy to fall into Pavlovian responses when new messages appear on our screen, but at what expense when it comes to your other responsibilities? This leads to the focus of this weekend’s poll …

How much of your work week do you spend on email?

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Please take a couple of minutes to complete the poll below, and I’ll publish results next Tuesday. “Select” whichever responses apply, and remember to CLICK on the “VOTE” ICON AFTER EACH QUESTION. 

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