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Time: Work emails may be taking a toll on your mental health — and your relationship

11 Aug 2018
Responding to a late-night email might win you points with your boss, but it won’t do you any favors at home, a new study suggests.

Originally found at Time, by Jamie Ducharme

Responding to a late-night email might win you points with your boss, but it won’t do you any favors at home, a new study suggests.

Being expected to monitor work emails 24/7 may take a toll on the mental health and well-being of both employees and their partners, according to research published recently in Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.

Researchers surveyed 142 people who were employed full-time, as well as their significant others, about their organizations’ expectations around electronic communications. The couples also answered questions about their health, well-being and relationship satisfaction. About 100 of these individuals’ managers also answered survey questions, adding to conclusions about organizational expectations.

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