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We report on an empirical study where we cut off email usage for five workdays for 13 information workers in an organization. We employed both quantitative measures such as computer log data and ethnographic methods to compare a baseline condition (normal email usage) with our experimental manipulation (email cutoff). Our results show that without email, people multitasked less and had a longer task focus, as measured by a lower frequency of shifting between windows and a longer duration ofdoi:10.1145/2207676.2207754 dblp:conf/chi/MarkVC12 fatcat:nugva2um7rfktbypojeno7ln2a