Some of you have already started — some can’t wait until 5 o’clock. And then there are the rest of us. We have no intention of putting our Blackberries down at the movies or saving that text until halftime at tonight’s game. Because sometimes the boss wants an answer right away. If the boss is “on” all weekend, shouldn’t you be too?
Did you know that 59 percent of business professionals check email from the bathroom? The Bathroom! See, I’m doing some research for a story on the non-existent work-hour boundaries we used to have until email and technology moved those lines far far away. That same study says that two-thirds of us can’t not look at email on vacation, and many of us check our email every five minutes. On weekends.
I can’t wait to share what that kind of habitual checking does to your brain and your focus. I admit my own brain is affected. It’s pretty interesting.
So what are you doing this weekend? And how often will you be checking your email?