We all check our work email constantly but thanks to this infographic from Gyro and Forbes Insights, we can now see how it is really killing our leisure time. A recent survey of 543 business execs by ad agency Gyro found 98% of such workers check email during their “off” time. And then 63% say they check on their email at least every one or two hours when they’re out of the office. It doesn’t get any better on vacations. Only 3% of executives say they don’t check work emails when taking time off.
But don’t feel so bad if you fit in with this infographic. According to Ron Ashkenas, author and managing partner of Schaffer Consulting, we need to accept the fact that the sharp demarcation between work and home is a thing of the past, and that the new normal is a life that integrates home and work more seamlessly. Instead of work-life balance he thinks we should all focus on work-life “integration.” But it’s still an interesting infographic.