I read the article “Should Workplaces Curtail E-Mail?” and thought I’d share it with you.
It’s a thought provoking read about the issue of e-mail overload and how it affects our productivity. If you work in or run a business full of people that are wasting too much time on e-mail — it’s worth having some real-time conversations about this issue. Real-time communication options like IM, Video, Texting (and telephone “old-school”) have many advantages over e-mail for communicating with each other.
It’s time for us to start letting go of e-mail, it was just a stepping-stone to something else — Just like the 8 track, the cassette tape, the CD. They’ve all had their glory days.
Many e-mails go unanswered and responded to — and it looks like social and real-time communications like phone calls, IM, Skype, and texting are just about ready to take over the reigns as the new best way to communicate.