Checking Email Outside of Work Isn't Necessarily a Bad Thing: Gallup

Checking work email after hours is not necessarily more stressful for workers, according to a new report from research firm Gallup. The organization has been investigating whether or not bans on email after work hours is truly effective, and found the situation not to be so cut and dry. In fact, a third of full-time workers report frequently checking email outside normal working hours, and 17 percent of those people also report better overall lives than those people who never check email outside work. In addition, workers who spend seven or more hours checking their email outside work hours also report high satisfaction with their lives than those who spend zero hours checking email outside of work. 

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