Too much communication is bad for you

Report says UK workers can't get any work done because the phone's always ringing

Another turgid report out today says UK office workers are inundated with 171 messages a day. It seems that if you don't get... 46 phone calls 27 emails 19 letters 15 pieces of internal mail 12 Postit notes 12 telephone messages written on scraps of paper 11 voice mails 11 faxes 9 mobile phone calls 5 pager messages 2 overnight courier packages 2 express postal letters ...then you're simply living in the dark ages. What's more, UK office workers are whinging that all this means they are so busy dealing with all these communications they can't get on with their jobs, according to the Daily Mail. Really, some people are so ungrateful. ®

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