digital overload

Maija Palmer

When you had a long holiday did you check your email? Or rather, how many times did you check your email each day? When the FT’s Lucy Kellaway suggested in an advice column that people should stay in touch with the office while vacationing, a significant number of readers – amid the howls of protest – agreed this was now simply the reality of life. A recent study by TeamViewer found that 38 per cent of Americans read work-related emails while on holiday.

But behind the scenes, a growing movement of email refuseniks is gaining ground.

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