Email Productivity Expert Releases Survey Results after 3rd Annual Clean Out Your Inbox Week

Reading, PA (PRESS RELEASE – February 18, 2010) – Internationally recognized email productivity expert Marsha Egan announces the preliminary findings of her new online assessment designed to measure how effectively email users manage incoming and outgoing email messages. Egan launched the 40-question assessment, adapted from her popular book, Inbox Detox and the Habit of E-mail Excellence (Acanthus 2009), during the 3rd annual Clean Out Your Inbox Week. The results indicate that people aged 55 to 64 have the most efficient email habits.

During Clean Out Your Inbox Week, which occurred January 25-29, 2010, 185 people across the US took Egan’s survey. The results indicate that respondents aged 55-64 have the highest average score of any age group, at 70.64 points out of 100. 45-54 year-olds were the next most productive users, with an average score of 69.25 points, followed by 25-34 year-olds, scoring an average of 69.05 points.

The results further indicate that women, with an average score of 69.43 points, generally have better email habits than men, whose average score is slightly lower at 66.30 points.

Egan’s survey also showed that individuals with graduate degrees, average score of 68.99, exhibited better email habits than respondents at other education levels. Respondents with “Some College” scored 68.83, followed by those with college degrees with an average of 68.29 points. Participants with a High School education or less scored the lowest, with an average of 67.92.

“The overall average individual score from this survey is only 68.64 points. This means that most email users still do not practice healthy email habits. It is so important that we manage our email effectively – both at home and in the office. Good management of your Inbox will save you hours each week and increase your overall productivity significantly. It will reduce the amount of stress in your life and enable you to communicate with greater impact!” comments Egan, CEO of The Egan Group, a consultancy in Reading, PA.

Egan’s survey is free and can be found at For more information about Marsha, visit her webpage at and for tips that will help you take control of your inbox, visit her blog at

About Marsha Egan, CPCU, PCC

Named one of Pennsylvania’s 50 Best Women in Business, Marsha Egan is a professional speaker and ICF-certified executive coach who has addressed over 50,000 people throughout the world. Marsha is president and CEO of The Egan Group, Inc., an executive and life coaching firm that motivates business leaders to find Productivity, Progress and Prosperity. She is the author of Inbox Detox and the Habit of E-mail Excellence (Acanthus 2009), a book that helps frontline workers and executives examine and improve their email habits to save time and increase productivity. The book developed from her internationally acclaimed “12 Step Program for E-Mail E-ddiction,” seen on ABC Nightly News, Fox News, and newspapers across the globe.

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