No thank you (aka – Email becomes a dangerous distraction)

Bloggers note:  I am a nice guy…

Listen, we are all busy.  You’re busy.  I am busy.  Time sometimes is short.  We all need to get things done by the end of the day.  One of the things I do throughout the day is read and answer e-mails…as I am sure you do also.  So, what I have come to dislike is when I get an e-mail in my in-box, I open it and it only says those dreaded 2 words:

Thank you.

Yes, I know it is polite.  Yes, it is good to build relationships by being appreciative.  But, sometimes these e-mails start to add up.  Take a look at the following link for a great article on how  Email becomes a dangerous distraction:

Here are a few points:

“In a study last year, Dr Thomas Jackson of Loughborough University, England, found that it takes an average of 64 seconds to recover your train of thought after interruption by email (bit.ly/email2). So people who check their email every five minutes waste 81/2hours a week figuring out what they were doing moments before.”

“It had been assumed that email doesn’t cause interruptions because the recipient chooses when to check for and respond to email (bit.ly/email3). But Dr Jackson found that people tend to respond to email as it arrives, taking an average of only one minute and 44 seconds to act upon a new email notification; 70% of alerts got a reaction within six seconds. That’s faster than letting the phone ring three times.”

 

So, I not saying I do not be polite…but I suppose, at times, think if it is adding value to the end reader.   So, you might think I am a crusty person…no, I just am another busy person trying to maximize my time and get through the day.

So anyway, thank you for reading this blog. 😉

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