Constant Email Access Increases Employee Stress

Five days away from email equals less stress.

This may sound obvious, but that was the conclusion of a recent study that took away email from thirteen civilian workers at an Army facility outside Boston, according to a recent LA Times article.

The first couple of days without email saw no significant stress reduction based on monitoring of heart rates and various sensors in the work environment.

But by day five the trend toward less stress was apparent.

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