I answer an e-mail once every 6.66 minutes

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Jan 17

43 Folders grabs the New York Magazine article called “Where Work is a Religion, Work Burnout Is Its Crisis of Faith” where the writer discovered answering “an e-mail once every 6.66 minutes.”

In the spirit of e-mail that I’ve been writing about this week — like, how to reduce it — 43 Folders brings on the other side with perfect timing.

The article notes:

“One has to wonder whether the developments of a high-speed world haven’t made burnout worse.”

Um….who doesn’t think so?

PS By the way, it is an extraordinary article that looks at many aspects of being burned out, not just e-mail. Jennifer Senior did a great job writing it over at New York Magazine and well worth the read.


About the Author

Scot Herrick is the author of “I’ve Landed My Dream Job–Now What???” and owner of Cube Rules, LLC. Scot has a long history of management and individual contribution in multiple Fortune 100 corporations and now shares them here on Cube Rules.

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