It’s no wonder that the average employee is overwhelmed. If you look at technological advances in the last 30 years alone, we have gone from getting phone calls and letters and a bit of data to getting:

  • Data
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Instant messages
  • Text messages
  • Facebook Messages
  • Tweats

We have gone from reading the newspaper, listening to radio and watching TV for our news to:

  • Websites
  • Blogs
  • Videos on YouTube
  • Pictures on Flickr

Where we once used a phone to communicate, we now use

  • Cell Phones
  • Blackberries
  • IPhones
  • IPads
  • Computers

If you put together the statistics on the average user who uses these devices and for the most part these are the younger employees for communications alone and not including media or data, the average user sends or gets:

  • 110 Emails
  • 53 Instant messages
  • 80 Text Messages
  • 100 Facebook posts

The email alone is enough to swamp an average employee but when you add in all of the websites, blogs, tweats, videos etc, it is a wonder that we have any time left to work.