Email is still very much an ingrained activity among SMB employees, to the extent that 74% check work email outside of standard work hours, with most of those doing so at least several times a day, according to survey results from GFI. Indeed, almost two-thirds of the respondents overall said they check email outside of standard work hours at least once a day. Separately, a significant chunk of respondents said they’ve at some point checked their work email on weekends (80.9%) and during a vacation (59.1%), and 5.6% even admitted to having done so while they or their spouse was in labor.
Last year, a study from Gyro found that 85% of senior executives in the US and Europe at least occasionally send and receive work-related emails and have business discussions during vacations.
Despite all of that, 90% of respondents to the GFI survey consider email to be a blessing rather than a curse. Read the rest at eMarketer.