In the ClearContext 2006 Email Usage Survey 41% of the respondents stated they are checking their email "constantly".
In fact, they found that even though we are getting the same amount of email as last year we are spending more time managing the email we get.
They also found that 25% of the people responding to the survey are spending 4 or more hours every day managing email.
That's half the work day! How are you expected to get anything else done when email is taking up half of your day?
Over 50% of UK business users are unable to walk away from their emails, even when on leave or off sick, according to the results of Mesmo Consultancy’s latest research on email behaviour as revealed at Inbox/Outbox 2007.