E-mail can simultaneously be a great communication tool and a source of frustration and stress, the findings showed. In a survey of around 2,000 people, London-based  London-based Future Work Centre found that people who automatically receive e-mail on their devices are more likely to report higher levels of e-mail pressure.

The study also pointed out that checking e-mail earlier in the morning or later at night is associated with higher levels of email pressure."People who reported higher levels of e-mail pressure also experienced greater interference between work and home - and home and work," the report said.

However, how much e-mail pressure you feel and the extent to which it interferes with your work-life balance may depend on your personality."Our research shows that e-mail is a double-edged sword. Whilst it can be a valuable communication tool, it is clear that it is a source of stress of frustration for many of us," said lead author Richard MacKinnon, insight director,  Future Work Centre, was quoted as saying by Daily Mail.


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