You’ve got mail, but don’t worry, it’s probably not that important. The next time you get a new email in your work inbox, you may not want to drop what you are doing to answer it.
New research has found that only one in four emails is essential for work. And only 14 percent of work emails were considered critically important.
That means that nearly two-thirds of the emails in your inbox are nonessential for work. Of those nonessential emails, 11 percent are personal and 7 percent are spam. With more than 60 percent of emails considered nonessential, the potential for email-based viruses and security breaches are top concerns for an organization, according to the research. Increased use of remote and mobile email services only increases the concern.