Sunday, 1 June 2008

emails vs mariujana - dope wins every time

In 2005, a psychiatrist at King’s College in London administered IQ tests to three groups:
- the first did nothing but perform the IQ test,
- the second was distracted by e-mail and ringing phones, and
- the third was stoned on marijuana.

Not surprisingly, the first group did better than the other two by an average of 10 points. The e-mailers, on the other hands, did worse than the stoners by an average of 6 points
- “Can’t Get No Satisfaction,” New York Magazine, Dec. 4, 2006

66% of people read email seven days a week and expect to receive a response the same day.
61% continue to check email while on vacation.
56% have anxiety if they can't access email.
- eRoi Email Addiction Survey, Oct. 17, 2006


So... we are addicted to emails yet they make us less efficient. It is time to take control - that's if you want to be more effective!


RELEVANT LINKS
Can’t Get No Satisfaction New York Magazine, Dec. 4, 2006
Your Mobile Addiction! - blog
Bright Marketing Seminar in Bath - blog referring to Tim Ferriss's book
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