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Chapter 4. Managing the Barrage of E-mai... > THE BARRAGE OF INFORMATION CAN BE A ...

THE BARRAGE OF INFORMATION CAN BE A DRAIN ON PRODUCTIVITY

In addition to e-mail, workers are barraged with information from many other sources. No wonder we all feel trapped and stressed by information overload. We need effective time and information management strategies and practices so we can be more productive.

“Killer app that it is, e-mail is also a serious productivity drain. The typical U.S. worker receives over 200 e-mails per day, according to a new Pitney Bowes survey. That's a staggering 1,000 messages a week to deal with—read, reply, delete and/or ignore.”

—Berst, 1999



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