British boss bans e-mail: This is a very interesting thought.
“John Caudwell, CEO of High Street mobile retailer Phones 4U, announced Thursday that he’ll ban all employees from using e-mail across the business.
The reasoning behind the total ban is apparently to improve productivity by reducing the time Phones 4U employees spend unnecessarily on e-mail — which Caudwell estimates will save the company around $1.6 million (1 million British pounds) a month.”
Rather than scoff (which I know you’re doing right now), think about it — has email in the office improved your productivity, or reduced it? I say every office designate a “no email” week, and see how that works. Only apply the policy to inter-office email — external email from customers and vendors would be handled as normal.
Business was around long before email, and things would crumble without Outlook.