Poorly written drivel kills employee productivity by Toby Ward | Sep 27, 2005 | 1 comment Everyone has content, but how well is it written? An Information Mapping (IMI) survey shows that about 65% of the respondents spend from 1 to 3 hours per day reading and writing emails. 1 Comment Anonymous on September 27, 2005 at 3:56 pm Good stuff, but it still seems to reflect an assumption that is all too common in such surveys. Your article doesn't put it that way, but the linked study says, “The results also showed excessive time is spent reading and writing emails, with approximately 65% spending from 1 to 3 hours per day doing each.” Who decided that 1-3 hours/day is excessive? The often-implied assumption is that ALL time spent on e-mail is wasted. The rest of the report focuses, as it should, on how much of that time was wasted and what we can do about it.