Email is an important tool for today's worker. That's why 94 percent of the folks surveyed said they use it for their work — it was the most popular "workplace tool." However, the amount of emails received, and the time workers spend dealing with them, might be a little excessive.
Four percent of workers said they receive more than 200 emails a day. Another 4 percent get between 151 to 200. On average, the workers surveyed received 68 emails per day. Of those emails, 27 required action, and 21 were "junk."
Additionally, the average U.S. worker has about 200 unread/unopened emails.
Sometimes, a face-to-face talk might be more efficient than email. Fifty-five percent of the workers surveyed said that the issue with email stems from "using a lengthy email to relay info that would be better conveyed through face-to-face or a phone call." And, the same percentage said that "following a conversation through lengthy email threads" was a problem.
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This article originally appeared on PayScale.