With email, most people receive more than they send (Renaud, 2006). Take a minute to wrap your head around that fact, and think about whether it’s true for you. Now consider that new email messages are often obligations that carry a cost (as I noted in Part 1 of this series on email and productivity).… Read More What’s Wrong With Email? Part 2: We Get More Than We Give
Who pays the cost of email, not the financial costs of running and supporting email as a technology, but who pays in time and effort when an email is sent? Answering that question gives us better insight into what’s wrong with email that makes it a productivity killer.… Read More What’s Wrong With Email? Part 1: Who Pays for Email?
Before you blame your needy cat or a chatty co-worker for interrupting your work, make sure those distractions aren’t actually coming from within.… Read More What Interrupts Us?
Email is necessary for work, right? Most people make some kind of conciliatory case that doing email is somehow a productive task, even people who deplore email. Typically, however, email is related to work, but it’s not the real core work itself. It’s not the hard work that earns the money. And according to studies,… Read More Email Worse for Productivity Than Facebook