Giving up on Work e-mail – Status Report on Week 46 (Living without Email – One Man’s Story. Are you Next?)

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  1. Hi Steve! WOW! That was fast! Many thanks for dropping by and appreciated the kind comments! Excellent stuff and what a way to close off a great year! Hope 2009 brings us all plenty of health and prosperity to enjoy it! Hope to see you in Next09 again! If not, I am sure there would be others!

    Take care and have a wonderful time! Happy New Year! πŸ™‚

  2. Interested by your need to give up work e-mail. I havent been following you, so take my comments accordingly.

    Perhaps this is a corporate thing. If so maybe it says more about the corporation than the tool. It may also say things about how the tool was being used.

    I never quite understand the separation that is made between email and social software, except that with email you have to be a little more deliberate and proactive about sharing, and with much social software someone else deals with the spam. In the end though you can choose who is your network, with both. I always experienced email as social.

    Arent you just making the most of a brief space where your corporation hasnt worked out the social software you use yet?

  3. Interested by your need to give up work e-mail. I havent been following you, so please take my comments accordingly. I am just exploring.

    Perhaps this is a corporate thing. If so maybe it says more about the corporation than the tool. It may also say things about how the tool was being used.

    I never quite understand the separation that is made between email and social software, except that with email you have to be a little more deliberate and proactive about sharing, and with much social software someone else deals with the spam. In the end though you can choose who is your network, with both. I always experienced email as social.

    Arent you just making the most of a brief space where your corporation hasnt yet worked out how to use the social software you use?

    Happy New Year,

    Nick

  4. Thank Luis for sharing your experiences, exciting to see how this has evolved over the year !!!

    It has great to follow how you have made this possible.

    One thing that is good support for this within IBM, is the internal directory, Blue Pages & other interesting social media apps & possibility to tell others about your own preferred way of communicating.

    I will warmly recommend your video’s for quite a few people!
    Great example of changing the ways of working.

    Looking forward for your experiments for year 2009!!

    – Minna

  5. Thanks so much for 2008’s posts, Luis. I look forward to reading more in 2009.
    In my day job we definitely need less email and more FTF and phone interaction.
    This year, rather than admit a 2009 goal to at least open or delete each email, I might add a response such as, “I’m a little behind in my email but I have flagged it for attention and filed it on my wiki. [URL] Do not hesitate to phone [phone number] if the matter is urgent.”
    Of course I be more proactive by responding with a phone call rather than answering the email.
    Like those who posted before, I hope that we are amazed by what IBM is up to. As an undergraduate I was pretty impressed by going to an IBM library and being able to buy detailed manuals for any product or system at a modest price.

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