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Work Emails May Be Taking a Toll on Your Mental Health — And Your Relationship

Work Emails May Be Taking a Toll on Your Mental Health — And Your Relationship
Time
By Jamie Ducharme
Published: August 11, 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.

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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