Email: Don’t Go Crazy Using It Too Much

Email is no longer just something you check at work – it’s now in your home, in your car and on your hip. Email, like a virus – invades almost all aspects of your life. Twice this week people have called their BlackBerry’s a “crack berry”…
Don’t let email make you LESS productive, as you are trying to use it to be MORE productive.
CNN writes Workers distracted by phone calls, e-mails and text messages suffer a greater loss of IQ than a person smoking marijuana, a British study shows.
The constant interruptions reduce productivity and leave people feeling tired and lethargic, according to a survey carried out by TNS Research and commissioned by Hewlett Packard.
The survey of 1,100 Britons showed:
# Almost two out three people check their electronic messages out of office hours and when on holiday
# Half of all workers respond to an e-mail within 60 minutes of receiving one
# One in five will break off from a business or social engagement to respond to a message.
# Nine out of 10 people thought colleagues who answered messages during face-to-face meetings were rude, while three out of 10 believed it was not only acceptable, but a sign of diligence and efficiency.