Overcoming email addiction and dependency

Addiction – the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, such as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.


There is a subtle but important difference between email addiction and email dependency. The former is a personal disposition and behaviour, whereas the latter is about the business culture you work in. This chapter covers:

  • email addiction and dependency and the costs to individuals and the business
  • how to break the cycle and improve your health
  • developing a contingency plan for a serious email systems failure (outage) ...

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