Giving up on Work e-mail – Status Report on Week 4

8 thoughts on “Giving up on Work e-mail – Status Report on Week 4”

  1. Wait, how many emails were you getting per week BEFORE? An average between 30 – 45 a WEEK is nothing….????

  2. Ahh, I see 35-40 a day went to 35-40 a week. Pretty impressive.

    Though I would be happy at 40 a day (I am closer to 150 a day) – though that includes some listservs, a high percentage that I am just cc’d on, etc.

  3. Hi Luis, impressive experiment. I am still wondering how this would or could work for me (not being inside a corporation). I think I’ll know better when I have a better overview of the alternatives you use to answer questions etc. Especially because that requires different behaviour from your colleagues.

    I get some 100 e-mails a day, but never have e-mail back-log. I guess I am very good at ignoring e-mail, and hitting the mark all as read button. 🙂 If it’s important people will let me know anyway. Maybe it is the latter your experiment triggers in your colleagues, which I am just intuitively counting on?

  4. Thanks for blogging about your journey Louis, really given me food for thought on how we can reduce the overload in our organisation and specifically my own inbox…Keep it going!

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