Intermedia Survey: As Seen In USA Today
One in five people say 50 work-related e-mail messages per day is the magic number before they feel swamped. The effect is even more pronounced for smartphone users — 37% feel “overwhelmed” by 50 or more work e-mail, says Jonathan McCormick, COO of Intermedia, a web-based e-mail provider that sponsored the survey.
Other key findings:
Small-business users are feeling the brunt. A staggering 94% of small-business employees said 50 e-mails is their limit.
Gender makes no difference. Men and women are equally stressed — 94% of men and 95% of women cited the number 50.
Intermedia advises e-mail users to organize and prioritize their digital correspondence, and read and respond to incoming messages that require quick responses.