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After Hours Email Can Lead to Emotional Exhaustion

  • Time, Friday, July 29, 2016 1:21 PM

Checking after work email can lead to burnout, according to a new study from Lehigh University. The research found a connection between after-hours email and emotional exhaustion. "Email is notoriously known to be the impediment of the recovery process," explains the report. "Its accessibility contributes to experience of work overload since it allows employees to engage in work as if they never left the workspace, and at the same time, inhibits their ability to psychologically detach from work-related issues via continuous connectivity."

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