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Banning employees from reading their work emails outside of the office could actually be bad for their mental health.
Researchers claim people who are career goal-driven feel frustrated if they can't take extra time to cope with their overflowing inbox.
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The finding flies in the face of a growing field of de-stressing advice, company policies and even laws which urge people to disconnect or avoid taking work home.
In fact, the scientists said, it would be better for people to do whatever made them most comfortable, rather than making policies some would struggle to cope with.
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The team from the University of Sussex used surveys of almost 6,000 people for their study.
They acknowledged the stress a constantly filling email inbox can cause and said taking time outside of work to keep it under control could be helpful.
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People who became anxious about the amount of work they had to cram into the nine-to-five, they said, might benefit from lenient rules.
'The take-away for the public from our research is that "one size fits all" solutions for dealing with work email are unlikely to work,' said Dr Emma Russell.
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