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Email overload at work: an analysis of factors associated with email strain

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Email overload at work: an analysis of factors associated with email strain
Almost every office worker can relate to feelings of email overload and stress, but in reality the concept of email strain is not well understood. In this paper, we describe a large-scale nationwide organizational survey examining the relationship between email use and feelings of email overload and task coordination. We found that higher email volume was associated with increased feelings of email overload, but this relationship was moderated by certain email management strategies. The contribution to the field of CSCW is a better understanding of the concept of email related stress, and initial scale development for the assessment of email-related overload and perceptions of the work-importance of email. Categories and Subject Descriptors H.5.3 [Information Interfaces and Presentation]: Group and Organization Interfaces – computer supported cooperative work, synchronous interaction General Terms Design, Human Factors, Management, Measurement Keywords Computer-mediated communicatio...
Laura A. Dabbish, Robert E. Kraut
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where CSCW
Authors Laura A. Dabbish, Robert E. Kraut
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