The negative effect of email isn’t news. The average worker spends 28% of the workday on email, and the task increases stress levels. Limiting the number of times you check your inbox reduces stress, and taking breaks has been proven to improve focus.
So why aren’t more companies adopting email-free policies? That’s a question Scott Dockter, CEO of fulfillment company PBD Worldwide answered in 2006. He and his assistant were having a lengthy email conversation going back and forth until he realized the absurdity.